An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System: Fifth Edition / Edition 5

An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System: Fifth Edition / Edition 5

by Steven Jonas
     
 

This bestselling text is a concise and balanced classic presenting the domestic health care system. It explains the five major components of the U.S. health care system: health care institutions, health care personnel, financing mechanisms, research and educational institutions that produce biomedical knowledge and health personnel, and firms producing "health

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This bestselling text is a concise and balanced classic presenting the domestic health care system. It explains the five major components of the U.S. health care system: health care institutions, health care personnel, financing mechanisms, research and educational institutions that produce biomedical knowledge and health personnel, and firms producing "health commodities" (such as pharmaceutical drugs and hospital equipment).

Completely updated to reflect the continual changes in the U.S. health care delivery system, this text includes new information on government and public policy reforms and recommendations, as well as website resources and glossary of terms. It provides a glimpse into the future of our well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826139863
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
  1. An Overview of the US Health Care System
  2. Personnel
  3. Institutions: Hospitals
  4. Institutions: Primary and Ambulatory Care
  5. Financing and Payment
  6. Government and the Health Care System
  7. Health Planning: Principles and Practice
  8. From Group Medical Practice to Managed Care
  9. National Health Insurance and National Health Care Reform

  10. Epilogue
    Appendix I
    Appendix II

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