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Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System.

Author: Leiyu Shi; Douglas A Singh
Publisher: Burlington : Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shi, Leiyu.
Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System.
Burlington : Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leiyu Shi; Douglas A Singh
ISBN: 9781284156737 1284156737
OCLC Number: 1051138026
Notes: Value of NPP Services.
Description: 1 online resource (784 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Exhibits; List of Tables; List of Figures; Chapter 1 Major Characteristics of U.S. Health Care Delivery; Introduction; Subsystems of U.S. Health Care Delivery; Managed Care; Military Medical Care; Subsystems for Special Populations; Integrated Systems; Long-Term Care Delivery; Public Health System; Health Care Reform; Characteristics of the U.S. Health Care System; No Central Governing Agency; Little Integration and Coordination; Technology Driven and Focused on Acute Care. High in Cost, Unequal in Access, and Average in OutcomeImperfect Market Conditions; Government as Subsidiary to the Private Sector; Fusion of Market Justice and Social Justice; Multiple Players and Balance of Power; Quest for Integration and Accountability; Access to Health Care Services Selectively Based on Insurance Coverage; Legal Risks Influence Practice Behaviors; Health Care Systems of Other Developed Countries; Canada; Germany; United Kingdom; Systems Framework; System Foundations; System Resources; System Processes; System Outcomes; System Outlook; Conclusion; References. Chapter 2 Foundations of U.S. Health Care DeliveryIntroduction; What Is Health?; Illness and Disease; Acute and Chronic Conditions; Quality of Life; Determinants of Health; Environment; Behavior and Lifestyle; Heredity; Medical Care; Cultural Beliefs and Values; Distribution of Health Care; Market Justice; Social Justice; Justice in the U.S. Health Care System; Strategies to Improve Health; Healthy People Initiatives; Public Health; Focus on Determinants; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Historical Overview of U.S. Health Care Delivery; Introduction; Medical Services in Preindustrial America. Medical TrainingMedical Practice; Medical Institutions; Medical Services in Postindustrial America; Medical Profession; The American Medical Association; Educational Reform; Development of Hospitals; Reform of Mental Health Care; History of Health Insurance; Worker's Compensation; Emergence and Rise of Private Health Insurance; First Hospital Plan and the Birth of Blue Cross; First Physician Plan and the Birth of Blue Shield; Employment-Based Health Insurance; Failure of National Health Insurance in the United States; Creation of Medicare and Medicaid; Medical Services in the Corporate Era. Corporatization of Health Care DeliveryInformation Revolution; Globalization; Era of Health Care Reform; Health Care Reform in a Flux; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 Health Care Providers and Professionals; Introduction; Physicians; Similarities and Differences Between MDs and DOs; Generalists and Specialists; Hospitalists; Differences Between Primary and Specialty Care; Work Settings and Practice Patterns; Imbalance and Maldistribution of Physicians; Dentists; Pharmacists; Other Doctoral-Level Health Professionals; Nurses; Advanced-Practice Nurses; Nonphysician Practitioners.

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