Essentials of the U. S. Health Care System

ISBN-10: 1449683746
ISBN-13: 9781449683740
Edition: 3rd 2013
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Description: Written by best-selling authors Leiyu Shi and Douglas Singh, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is the most concise examination of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system. An ideal resource for courses in health policy,  More...

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Book details

List price: $110.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Written by best-selling authors Leiyu Shi and Douglas Singh, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is the most concise examination of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system. An ideal resource for courses in health policy, allied health, health administration and more, the text clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together. The Third Edition is a comprehensive update that offers new data, charts, and tables throughout the book, as well as updated ancillary materials. New to the Third Edition:• Data updated throughout the book reflected in tables and text • Information on Healthy People 2020 initiative • New material on U.S. health reform throughout the book • New materials on disparities initiatives • Updated conceptual framework on determinants of health • Mental health services in their historical context • Patient centered care • The Magnet recognition program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center • Critical access hospitals • Accountable care organizations • Updates on vulnerable populations • New information on health centers and safety-net providers • Revised perspectives on the future of health care in America

Dept. of Health Administration, School of Public Health at University of South Carolina

Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
List of Exhibits
List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Major Characteristics of U.S. Health Care Delivery
Introduction
Subsystems of U.S. Health Care Delivery
Characteristics of the U.S. Health Care System
Health Care Systems of Other Developed Countries
Systems Framework
Conclusion
Foundation of U.S. Health Care Delivery
Introduction
What Is Health?
Determinants of Health
Cultural Beliefs and Values
Strategies to Improve Health
Conclusion
Historical Overview of U.S. Health Care Delivery
Introduction
Medical Services in Preindustrial America
Medical Services in Postindustrial America
History of Health Insurance
Medical Services in the Corporate Era
Conclusion
Health Care Providers and Professionals
Introduction
Physicians
Dentists
Pharmacists
Other Doctoral-Level Health Professionals
Nurses
Nonphysician Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals
Public Health Professionals
Health Services Administrators
Conclusion
Technology and its Effects
Introduction
What Is Medical Technology?
Information Technology
Utilization 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
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
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 Measures
Hospital Employment
Types of Hospitals
Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation
The Magnet Recognition Program
Hospital Organization
Ethics and Public Trust
Conclusion
Managed Care and Integrated Systems
Introduction
What Is Managed Care?
Evolution and Growth of Managed Care
Managed Care Today
Utilization Control Methods in Managed Care
Types of Managed Care Plans
Impact on Cost, Access, and Quality
Integrated Systems
Types of Integration
Conclusion
Long-Term Care Services
Introduction
What Is LTC?
Community-Based Long-term Care Services
Institutional Long-term Care
Licensing and Certification of Nursing Homes
Other Long-term Care Services
Nursing Home Industry and Expenditures
Conclusion
Population with Special Health Needs
Introduction
Framework to Study Vulnerable Populations
Predisposing Characteristics
Enabling Characteristics
Need Characteristics
Conclusion
Cost, Access, and Quality
Introduction
Cost of Health Care
The High Cost of U.S. Health Care
Reasons for High Health Care Costs
Cost Containment
Unequal in Access
Average in Quality
Developments in Process Improvement
Conclusion
Health Policy
Introduction
What Is Health Policy?
Principal Features of U.S. Health Policy
Development of Legislative Health Policy
Critical Policy Issues
International Health Policy: Comparisons
Conclusion
The Future of Health Services Delivery
Introduction
Conflicting Realities of Cost and Access
The Future of Health Care Reform
Future Model of Care Delivery
Future Workforce Challenges
Global Threats and International Cooperation
Bioterrorism and the Transformation of Public Health
New Frontiers in Clinical Technology
Evidence-Based Health Care
Conclusion
Index

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