Health Care in the United States Organization, Management, and Policy

ISBN-10: 0787995479
ISBN-13: 9780787995478
Edition: 2010
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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Health Care in the United States discusses the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system. This resource includes examples, tables, and a glossary with key terms and acronyms to help understand important concepts. Through an accessible approach, this text clarifies the complexities of health care services and health system finance, as well as presents an overview of how all of the components fit together. With outlines and study questions, this resource explains to students how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, financed, and evaluated.

Howard Greenwald, Ph.D. is Professor, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California and Clinical Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington. Professor Greenwald's academic honors include National Woodrow Wilson Fellow; Special Honors, Committee on General Studies in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago; Special Career Fellow, University of California, Berkeley; and Dissertation Fellow, Manpower Administration, United States Department of Labor. His research interests include Organizational Behavior and Theory, Public Opinion, Survey Design and Analysis, and Program Evaluation. He has served as director of USC's Health Services Administration Program, chairman of the Western Network for Education in Health Administration, director of the USC W.K. Kellogg Hispanic Leadership Program, and member of the American Society for Public Administration's (ASPA) executive board in Sacramento, the capital of California. He consults widely for law enforcement agencies, health care providers, foundations, and community groups. His research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Journal of the American Public Health Association,y, and other academic periodicals. The New York Times and the Wall St. Journal have published his opinion pieces. His most recent books include Who Survives Cancer ? (University of California Press, 1992), and, co-authored with W. L. Beery, Health for All: Making Community Collaboration Work . (Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2002).

Tables and Figures
Preface
The Author
Acknowledgments
The System and its Tasks
Understanding Health Care
Health Care as a National Concern
Health Care Objectives and Goals
Essential Challenges in Health Care
Public Trust and Professional Ethics
Three Perspectives on Management and Policy
The U.S. Health Care System: Features, Development, and Controversies
The U.S. Health Care System's Magnitude
Uniqueness of the System
American Values and Health Care
Controversies In U.S. Health Care
Major Health Problems in Modern Society
Conceptions Of Health and Disease
The Causes Of Disease
Nondisease Threats to Health, Function, and Survival
Epidemiology: The Science of the Denominator
Health and Illness in the Twenty-First Century
Future Threats to Health
Human Behavior, Health, and Health Care
The Behavioral Dimension
The Concept of the Sick Role
Health Risk Behavior
Use of Health Services
Adverse Patient Behavior
Health Literacy and Cultural Competence
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Consumer Preferences and Health Care Marketing
Means of Delivery
Health Care Organizations
The Importance of Organizations in Health Care
Health Service Industry Sectors
Ambulatory Care Organizations
The Hospital
The Managed Care Organization
Other Health Care Organizations
Organizational Management in Health Care
The Health Care Labor Force
Health Care Labor Force Issues
The Concept of Professionalism
History, Background, and Challenges in Three Key Fields
Clinicians as Managers
The Health Care Labor Force: Facts and Figures
Labor Force Dynamics in the Health Professions
Professional Ethics, Oversight, and Discipline
Health Care Expenditures, Financing, and Insurance
Health Service Funding and Expenditures
Health Care Costs: A Global Issue
Cost Accelerators in the United States
Health Insurance
Additional Insurance Concepts and Terminology
Medicare Specifics and Issues
The Problem of Uninsurance
Continuing Issues
Biomedical Research and Program Evaluation
The Importance of Research
Principles of Experimental Design
Modern Research Designs
Program Evaluation
Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis
The Social and Economic Context of Research
Science Gone Wrong: Error, Distortion, and Fraud
Paths Forward
Impact of Innovation: Utilization, Cost, and Quality of Care
Health Service Innovations: Strategic and Tactical
Innovations and Health Service Objectives
Outcomes of Strategic Innovation I: Selective Contracting
Outcomes of Strategic Innovation II: Cost Sharing
Outcomes of Strategic Innovation III: Managed Care
Outcomes of Tactical Innovations
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
The Appeal of Prevention
The Scientific Rationale for Prevention
Prevention in Practice
Challenges to Prevention
Does Prevention Save Money?
The Future: Prevention and U.S. Health Care
Government, Policy, and Politics in Health Care
Government and Health Care in the United States
Government Participation in Health Care
The Public Environment
The Meaning of Public Policy
Politics: The Driver of Public Policy
Winning and Losing in Health Care Politics: Three Case Studies
Lessons Learned
The Case Against Government in Health Care
Choices for the Future
Opportunities and Barriers to Change
Non-U.S. Health Care Systems: Challenges and Lessons Learned
A System to be Emulated? Concerns about Canada
State-Level Initiatives in the United States
Recent Health Care Reform Efforts
Future Controversies and Options
Glossary
Notes
Index

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