Delivering Health Care in America

ISBN-10: 128403545X

ISBN-13: 9781284035452

Edition: 5th 2012

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Given the recent and rapid developments in the delivery of health care in the United States, never has it been more important to have the most up-to-date resources for teaching students about this complex and dynamic industry. Now in its Fifth Edition, Delivering Health Care in America offers the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system--from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique “systems” approach, this bestselling text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.New to this Edition:New material on U.S. health reformNew material on health reform in other countriesNew material on Healthy People 2020New information on CMS’s innovative healthcare deliveryNew information on community health centersIntroduction of the medical home conceptData update throughout the bookLatest research findings as applicableEnhanced content on The Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010Enhanced content on clinical guidelinesEnhanced content on public health system and servicesEnhanced content on vulnerable populationsEnhanced content on primary care from theGlobal PerspectiveRevised perspectives on the future of health care in America Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, TestBankStudent Resources: Glossary, Flash Cards, Crosswords, Matching Questions, Web Links
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List price: $141.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 638
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

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

List of Exhibits
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations/Acronyms
A Distinctive System of Health Care Delivery
An Overview of the Scope and Size of the System
A Broad Description of the System
Basic Components of a Health Services Delivery System
Uninsured Americans
Transition from Traditional Insurance to Managed Care
Primary Characteristics of the US Health Care System
Trends and Directions
Significance for Health Care Practitioners and Policymakers
Significance for Health Care Managers
Health Care Systems of Other Countries
The Systems Framework
Test Your Understanding
Review Questions
System Foundations
Beliefs, Values, and Health
Significance for Managers and Policymakers
Basic Concepts of Health
Risk Factors and Disease
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Public Health
Bioterrorism and Disaster Preparedness
Determinants of Health
Cultural Beliefs and Values
Equitable Distribution of Health Care
Justice in the US Health Delivery System
Integration of Individual and Community Health
Measures of Health Status
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Review Questions
The Evolution of Health Services in the United States
Medical Services in Preindustrial America
Medical Services in Postindustrial America
Medical Care in the Corporate Era
Has the Era of Socialized Medicine Arrived?
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Review Questions
System Resources
Health Services Professionals
Issues in Medical Practice, Training, and Supply
International Medical Graduates
Other Doctoral-Level Health Professionals
Nonphysician Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals
Health Services Administrators
Test Your Understanding
Review Questions
Appendix 4-A List of Professional Associations
Medical Technology
What Is Medical Technology?
Information Technology and Informatics
Innovation, Diffusion, and Utilization of Medical Technology
Managed Care and Technology Diffusion
The Government's Role in Technology Diffusion
The Impact of Medical Technology
The Assessment of Medical Technology
Current and Future Directions in Health Technology Assessment
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Review Questions
Health Services Financing
The Role and Scope of Health Services Financing
Financing and Cost Control
The Insurance Function
Private Financing
Public Financing
Miscellaneous Private and Public Programs
The Payment Function
National Health Care Expenditures
Trends, Problems, and Issues in Insurance and Financing
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Review Questions
System Processes
Outpatient and Primary Care Services
What Is Outpatient Care?
The Scope of Outpatient Services
Primary Care
Models of Patient-Centered Primary Care
Primary Care Providers
Growth in Outpatient Services
Reasons for the Growth in Outpatient Services
Types of Outpatient Care Settings and Methods of Delivery
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Utilization of Outpatient Services
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Review Questions
Inpatient Facilities and Services
Hospital Transformation in the United States
The Expansion Phase: Late 1800s to Mid-1980s
The Downsizing Phase: Mid-1980s Onward
Some Key Utilization Measures and Operational Concepts
Hospital Employment
Types of Hospitals
Expectations from Nonprofit Hospitals
Some Management Concepts
Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation
The Magnet Recognition Program�
Ethical and Legal Issues in Patient Care
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Review Questions
Managed Care and Integrated Organizations
What Is Managed Care?
Evolution of Managed Care
Growth of Managed Care
Efficiencies and Inefficiencies in Managed Care
Cost Control Methods in Managed Care
Types of Managed Care Organizations
Trends in Managed Care
Impact on Cost, Access, and Quality
Managed Care Backlash, Regulation, and the Aftermath
Consolidation, Expansion, Diversification, and Integration
Integrated Delivery Systems
Accountable Care Organizations
Types of Integration
Pros and Cons of Integration
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Review Questions
Long-Term Care
The Nature of Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Services
The Clients of Long-Term Care
Level of Care Continuum
Types of Community-Based Long-Term Care Services
Institutional Long-Term Care Continuum
Specialized Facilities
Nursing Home Industry and Patient Demographics
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Review Questions
Health Services for Special Populations
Framework to Study Vulnerable Populations
Racial/Ethnic Minorities
The Uninsured
Rural Health
The Homeless
Mental Health
The Chronically Ill and Disabled
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System Outcomes
Cost, Access, and Quality
Cost of Health Care
Reasons for Cost Escalation
Cost Containment-Regulatory Approaches
Cost Containment-Competitive Approaches
Access to Care
Quality of Care
Dimensions of Quality
Quality Assurance
Quality Assessment
Public Reporting of Quality
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Review Questions
Health Policy
What Is Health Policy?
Principal Features of US Health Policy
The Development of Legislative Health Policy
Policy Implementation
Critical Policy Issues
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System Outlook
The Future of Health Services Delivery
Forces of Change
Precedents of Health Reform
The Future of Health Reform
Delivery Infrastructure of the Future
Future Workforce Challenges
The Future of Long-Term Care
Global Threats and International Cooperation
New Frontiers in Clinical Technology
Evidence-Based Health Care and Beyond
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Review Questions
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