Essentials of the U. S. Health Care System

ISBN-10: 076373151X
ISBN-13: 9780763731519
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $86.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 1/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

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Preface
List of Exhibits
List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Major Characteristics of US Health Care Delivery
Introduction
Subsystems of US Health Care Delivery
Characteristics of the US Health Care System
Health Care Systems of Other Developed Countries
Systems Framework
Conclusion
Foundation of US Health Care Delivery
Introduction
What Is Health?
Determinants of Health
Cultural Beliefs and Values
Strategies to Improve Health
Conclusion
Historical Overview of US Health Care Delivery
Introduction
Medical Services in Preindustrial America
Medical Services in Postindustrial America
History of Health Insurance
Year 1970 into the 21st Century
Conclusion
Health Care Providers and Professionals
Introduction
Physicians
Dentists
Pharmacists
Other Doctoral-Level Health Professionals
Nurses
Nonphysician Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals
Health Services Administrators
Conclusion
Technology and Its Effects
Introduction
What Is Medical Technology?
Information Technology
Use of Medical Technology
Role of the Government in Technology Diffusion
Impact of Medical Technology
Assessment of Medical Technology
Benefits of Technology Assessment
Conclusion
Financing and Reimbursement Methods
Introduction
Effects of Health Care Financing and Insurance
Insurance: Its Nature and Purpose
Private Insurance
Public Insurance
Reimbursement Methods
National Health Expenditures
Conclusion
Outpatient Services and Primary Care
Introduction
What Is Outpatient Care?
Scope of Outpatient Services
Outpatient Care Settings and Methods of Delivery
Primary Care
Conclusion
Hospitals
Introduction
Evolution of the Hospital in the United States
Expansion and Downsizing of Hospitals in the United States
Access and Utilization by the US Population
Utilization of Hospital Capacity
Hospital Employment
Types of Hospitals
Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation
Hospital Organization
Ethics and Public Trust
Conclusion
Managed Care and Integrated Organizations
Introduction
What Is Managed Care?
Evolution and Growth of Managed Care
Utilization Control Methods in Managed Care
Types of Managed Care Organizations
Impact of Cost, Access, and Quality
Health Networks
Types of Integration
Conclusion
Long-Term Care Services
Introduction
What Is LTC?
Community-Based LTC Services
Institutional LTC
Licensing and Certification of Nursing Homes
Other LTC Services
State of the Nursing Home Industry
Conclusion
Underserved Populations
Introduction
Framework to Study Vulnerable Populations
Enabling Characteristics
Need Characteristics
Conclusion
Cost, Access, and Quality
Introduction
Cost of Health Care
High in Cost
Reasons for High Cost
Cost Containment
Unequal in Access
Average in Quality
Developments in Process Improvement
Conclusion
Health Policy
Introduction
What Is Health Policy?
Principal Features of US Health Policy
Development of Legislative Health Policy
Critical Policy Issues
Conclusion
The Future of Health Services Delivery
Introduction
Future of Managed Care, Health Care Costs, and System Reform
Trends in Health Insurance
Options for Comprehensive Reform
National and Global Challenges
Bioterrorism and the Transformation of Public Health
Future of Health Care Workforce
New Frontiers in Technology
Conclusion
Index

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