Health Care USA Understanding Its Organization and Delivery

ISBN-10: 0763784583

ISBN-13: 9780763784584

Edition: 7th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Harry A. Sultz, Kristina M. Young

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Health Care USA, Seventh Edition is an ideal text for introductory courses on the organization and delivery of U.S. health care for students in schools of public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, health administration, and other health professions. it provides an introduction To The health care system and an overview of the professional, political, social, and economic forces that have shaped it and will continue to do so. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent changes of this growing and dynamic industry, including analysis on the progress of U.S. health care reform.
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Book details

List price: $159.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
New to the Seventh Edition
Overview of Health Care: A Population Perspective
Problems of Health Care
Understanding Health Care
Major Stakeholders in the U.S. Health Care Industry
Development of Managed Care
Rural Health Networks
Priorities of Health Care
The Tyranny of Technology
Social Choices of Health Care
The Aging Population
Access to Health Care
Quality of Care
Conflicts of Interest
Health Care's Ethical Dilemmas
Benchmark Developments in U.S. Health Care
The Great Depression and the Birth of Blue Cross
Dominant Influence of Government
Three Major Health Care Concerns
Efforts at Planning and Quality Control
Managed Care Organizations
The Reagan Administration
Biomedical Advances: Evolution of High-Technology Medicine
Technical Advances Bring New Problems
Roles of Medical Education and Specialization
Influence of Interest Groups
Public Health Focus on Prevention
Economic Influences of Rising Costs
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Aging of America
Public Health's Lack of Preparedness
Oregon Death With Dignity Act
Internet and Health Care
Basic Issues
Landmark Health Legislation: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Hospitals: Origin, Organization, and Performance
Historical Perspective
Sources That Shaped the Hospital Industry
Growth and Decline in Numbers of Hospitals
Types of Hospitals
Financial Condition of Hospitals
Academic Health Centers, Medical Education, and Specialization
Hospital System of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Structure and Organization of Hospitals
Information Technology's Impact on Hospitals
Complexity of the System
Types and Roles of Patients
Diagnosis-Related Group Hospital Reimbursement System
Discharge Planning
Subacute Care
Market-Driven Reforms Affecting Hospitals
Quality of Hospital Care
Hospitalists: A Rapidly Growing Innovation
Forces of Reform: Cost, Quality, and Access
Ambulatory Care
Overview and Trends
Private Medical Office Practice
Other Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Ambulatory Care Services of Hospitals: History and Trends
Hospital Emergency Services
Freestanding Services
Continued Future Expansion and Experimentation
Medical Education and the Changing Practice of Medicine
Medical Education: Colonial America to the 19th Century
Flexner Report and Medical School Reforms
Academic Medical Centers
Graduate Medical Education Consortia
Delineation and Growth of Medical Specialties
Specialty Boards and Residency Performance
Physician Workforce and U.S. Medical Schools
Preventive Medicine
Changing Physician-Hospital Relationships
Cost Containment and the Restructuring of Medical Practice
Physician Report Cards
Introduction of Health Information Technology
A New Medical Practice Concept: The �Medical Home�
Escalating Costs of Malpractice Insurance
Growing Concern About Ethical Issues
Physicians and the Internet
Future of Medical Practice
Health Care Personnel
Health Professions
Health Care Occupations
Factors That Influence Demand for Health Personnel
Health Care Workforce Issues
The Health Workforce in a Chaotic System
Financing Health Care
Overview
Health Care Expenditures in Perspective
Drivers of Health Care Expenditures
Evolution of Private Health Insurance
Government as a Source of Payment: A System in Name Only
Future Prospects
Long-Term Care
Development of Long-Term Care Services
Modes of Long-Term Care Service Delivery
Innovations in Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Insurance
Future of Long-Term Care
Mental Health Services
Historical Overview
Recipients of Mental Health Services
Organization and Financing of Mental Health Services
Health Insurance Coverage and Managed Behavioral Health Care
Barriers to Accessing Services
Priorities for Mental Health Services
Need for Further Research
Public Health and the Role of Government in Health Care
Public Health in England
Public Health and Government-Supported Services
Veterans Health Administration System
Decline in Influence of the Public Health Service
Responsibilities of the Public Health Sector
Relationships of Public Health and Private Medicine
Opposition to Public Health Services
Resource Priorities Favor Curative Medicine
Absence of Preventive Care
Challenge of an Aging America
Hospital-Sponsored Public Health Activities
Public Health Services of Voluntary Agencies
Changing Roles of Government in Public Health
Public Health in an Era of Privatization and Managed Care
Future Role of Government in Promoting the Publics Health
Health Care Reform and the Public Health-Medicine Relationship
Research: How Health Care Advances
Focus of Different Types of Research
Types of Research
Patient Satisfaction
Research Ethics
Conflicts of Interest in Research
Future Challenges
Future of Health Care
Paradox of U.S. Health Care
Major Challenges Facing Health Care
Demand for Greater Accountability, Fiscal and Clinical
Health Care Costs
Growth of Home, Outpatient, and Ambulatory Care
Technology
Changing Population Composition
Changing Professional Labor Supply
Future of America's Health Insurance Systems
Changing Composition of the Delivery System
Information Management
Government's New Role in Public Health
Conclusion
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Web Sites
U.S. Government
Other Organizations
Index
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