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An introduction to the U.S. health care system

An introduction to the U.S. health care system

Author: Steven Jonas; Raymond L Goldsteen; Karen Goldsteen
Publisher: New York : Springer Publishing Company, ©2007.
Dissertation: Ebooks.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : English : 6th edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Academic Dissertation
masters theses
doctoral dissertations
Academic theses
Thèses et écrits académiques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jonas, Steven.
Introduction to the U.S. health care system.
New York : Springer Publishing Company, ©2007
(DLC) 2007009577
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Jonas; Raymond L Goldsteen; Karen Goldsteen
ISBN: 9786610866908 6610866902 0826103154 9780826103154
OCLC Number: 1034901553
Notes: Title from e-book title screen (viewed September 13, 2007).
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Foreword to the Sixth Edition --
Preface to the Sixth Edition --
Abbreviations --
Chapter 1 Introduction --
Health and Health Care --
Health Care Systems --
U.S. Health Care System --
Future of the U.S. Health Care System --
Chapter 2 Health Care Workforce --
Overview --
Physicians --
Nursing --
Physician Assistants --
Health Care Workforce Outside the Hospital and Physician Office --
Conclusions --
Chapter 3 Hospitals and Other Health Care Institutions --
Introduction --
Some Numbers --
Hospital Structure --
Public General Hospitals --
The Hospital in the Present Era --
Long-Term Care: The Example of Nursing --
Chapter 4 Primary and Ambulatory Care --
Primary Care --
Ambulatory Care --
Conclusions --
Chapter 5 Government and the Health Care System --
Introduction --
Some Historical Background --
The Constitutional Basis of Government Authority in Health Care --
The Health Care Functions of Government --
The Federal Government and the Provision of Health Services --
State Governments' Role in Health --
Local Governments' Role in Health Services --
Problems in Public Health --
Conclusions --
Chapter 6 Financing --
Introduction --
How Much Is Spent --
Where the Money Comes From, Within the System --
Where the Money Goes --
How the Money Is Paid: Providers, Payers, and Payments --
Conclusions --
Chapter 7 Health Care System Performance --
Introduction --
Quality of Health Care --
Equity of Health Care --
Efficiency of Health Care --
A National Scorecard --
Data and Information Technology --
Conclusions --
Chapter 8 From Prepaid Group Medical Practice to Managed Care --
Introduction --
Group Medical Practice --
Health Maintenance Organizations --
Managed Care --
Integrated Delivery Systems --
Managed Care Today --
Some Policy Issues in Managed Care --
Chapter 9 Health Care Reform --
Introduction --
History of Change --
National Health Insurance as Solution --
Some Contemporary Approaches to NHI --
The Present Situation --
Epilogue --
A New Era of Change? --
What Kind of Change? --
A Private System? --
A Public System Is Preferable --
Appendix I List of Critical Reports on the U.S. Health Care Delivery System, 1927-2006 --
Appendix II Sources of Data --
Appendix III Glossary of Terms --
Index --
Last Page.
Other Titles: Introduction to the US health care system
Responsibility: Steven Jonas, Raymond L. Goldsteen, Karen Goldsteen.


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