Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach / Edition 1

Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach / Edition 1

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by Leiyu Shi, Douglas A. Singh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0834210819

ISBN-13: 9780834210813

Pub. Date: 08/18/1998

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

In a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a 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 the unique "systems" approach, it brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly

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In a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a 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 the unique "systems" approach, it brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read text that clarifies the complexities of healthcare organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the most current information on trends and issues in health care, including: Mandates of recent legislation such as the Medicare Prescription Drug Act and the Deficit Reduction Act, The global threat of avian influenza, Health policy agenda of the Bush administration, Progress toward Healthy People 2010 goals, The effects of corporatization, information revolution, and globalization on healthcare delivery, Pay-for-performance initiatives, Updated information on health services for special populations, State Children's Health Insurance Plan reauthorization issues, The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Insurance restructuring in Massachusetts, Challenges in long-term care and trends in home healthcare services, The era of evidence-based medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834210813
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
08/18/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
597
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: A Distinctive System of Health Delivery
• SYSTEMS FOUNDATIONS
• Beliefs, Values, and Health
• The Evolution of Health Services in the U.S.
• SYSTEM RESOURCES
• Health Services Professionals
• Medical Technology
• Health Services Financing
• SYSTEM PROCESSES
• Outpatient and Community Health Services
• Inpatient Facilities and Services
• Managed Care and Integrated Organizations
• Long Term Care
• Health Services for Special Populations
• SYSTEM OUTCOMES
• Cost, Access, and Quality
• Health Policy
• SYSTEM OUTLOOK
• The Future of Health Services Delivery

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LabTechReader More than 1 year ago
As the synopsis view states: “In a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the US health system—from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality.” There’s really no better way to describe it. I used this book as a primer in my masters course for healthcare administration. It’s thorough, well-written, understandable, and answers your questions regarding the healthcare system in the U.S., as well as touching upon the health care in other countries. I highly recommend it!