Health Care USA: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery / Edition 1

Health Care USA: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery / Edition 1

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by Harry A. Sultz
     
 

Presented as an introductory textbook for use in schools of public health and medicine, this volume provides an overview of the professional, political, social, and economic forces that have shaped the forms and practices of the U.S. health care system. For this edition, Sultz and Young (both affiliated with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State U. of… See more details below

Overview

Presented as an introductory textbook for use in schools of public health and medicine, this volume provides an overview of the professional, political, social, and economic forces that have shaped the forms and practices of the U.S. health care system. For this edition, Sultz and Young (both affiliated with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State U. of New York at Buffalo) have updated the material to take into account the impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and other recent policy changes. The continuing influence of historical developments is a central concern throughout. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834208414
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Evolution of the Health Care Industry
• Components of the Health Care System
• Hospitals
• Long Term Care
• Ambulatory Care
• The Practice of Medicine: Influences of Medical Education, Academic Medical Centers, Financing and Managed Care
• Health Care Personnel
• Mental Health
• Public Health Services and the Role of Governments
• Health Care Financing
• Managed Care
• Determinants of Health Policy: The Emergence of Health Services Research
• The Forces of Reform: The Problems of Cost, Access, Quality
• The Future of Health Care: Facilities, Personnel, Systems and Controls

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