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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 Reform New Material On Health Reform In Other Countries New Material On Healthy People 2020
New Information On CMS’S Innovative Healthcare Delivery New Information On Community Health Centers Introduction Of The Medical Home Concept Data Update Throughout The Book Latest Research Findings As Applicable Enhanced Content On The Patient Protection And Affordability Act Of 2010
Enhanced Content On Clinical Guidelines Enhanced Content On Public Health System And Services Enhanced Content On Vulnerable Populations Enhanced Content On Primary Care From The Global Perspective Revised Perspectives On The Future Of Health Care In America Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, Instructor's Manual, Powerpoint Presentations, Testbank

Student Resources: Glossary, Flash Cards, Crosswords, Matching Questions, Web Links

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
Description: This book describes the U.S. healthcare delivery system within the context of the new healthcare reform legislation. An update of the 2007 edition, this edition addresses the new healthcare environment.
Purpose: The purpose is to place the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. within a systems context. Because healthcare is a global issue, the U.S. system is also compared with other major systems in Germany, Canada, and the U.K. in particular.
Audience: The intended audience is anyone interested in healthcare delivery systems from a policy perspective — within and outside the U.S. However, it is most appropriate for graduate-level students and readers interested in policy.
Features: The usual topics are covered — quality, healthcare financing, vulnerable populations, health policy, etc. However, this edition describes the Affordable Health Care Act, the movement for universal coverage — including the political climate that is resisting change — and the shift from disease orientation to primary care and case management. The illustrations are very good and help readers understand models, for example, of health and social determinants. The glossary and abbreviations are also helpful. However, there are some shortcomings. The description of the role of the nurse practitioner is very limited and there is no mention of fact that NPs may be able to be reimbursed for services, although not at the rate and the same way as physicians. Certified nurse anesthetists are mentioned, but not discussed as nurse midwives are, yet they have evolved and are a good example of a nurse whose model of reimbursement and services are more similar to physicians. Case management is noted, but the newer term is care coordination. The Naylor model of transitional care, which is evidence-based and supported by insurance companies, is not mentioned as a good example of translational research impacting practice and changing healthcare delivery models. The shortage of health professionals and its impact on care is not really discussed. All of these areas would strengthen the argument that healthcare is a complex issue.
Assessment: Now in its fifth edition, this book has a long history of success in the marketplace. There are other books on policy and others on delivery of healthcare. Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 10th edition, Kovner et al. (Springer Publishing Company) book covers most of the same topics but includes more on the healthcare workforce than does Delivering Health Care in America. The books provide different perspectives, both are needed, and, as Kovner argues, healthcare depends on a stakeholder's viewpoint. The same is true for readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449626501
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/19/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 638
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Posted November 23, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    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!

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