Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.A.: An Introduction / Edition 1 by Margaret F. Schulte | 9781420084931 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.A.: An Introduction / Edition 1

Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.A.: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Margaret F. Schulte
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420084933

ISBN-13: 9781420084931

Pub. Date: 10/26/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Whether our healthcare system reached its current crisis by way of fragmentation and misaligned policy or by way of self-interest and shortsightedness, what matters now is that the system is so convoluted and complex that only those intimate with its complex ways can hope to unravel the tangle. Creative healthcare providers and business experts adept at problem

Overview

Whether our healthcare system reached its current crisis by way of fragmentation and misaligned policy or by way of self-interest and shortsightedness, what matters now is that the system is so convoluted and complex that only those intimate with its complex ways can hope to unravel the tangle. Creative healthcare providers and business experts adept at problem solving stand ready to weigh in with viable solutions but first they must be ordained in the terminology and the layers of confusion that have become endemic to the system. Margaret F. Schulte has made her reputation explaining the U.S. healthcare maze to IT professionals, students, and others not savvy to the arcane structures that make up our current system. With clarity that defies the very complexity of the problem, Dr. Schulte distills the whole of the U.S. healthcare system into something comprehensible if not logical and consequently, remediable. In this brilliantly simple work, she—

  • Examines the history of U.S. healthcare and details the maze of the current unforgiving system
  • Explores the regulations that add more complexity than protection
  • Discusses current and potential means of financing
  • Looks at the contemporary movement towards quality and the solutions that technology can offer

The truth is that we are in a morass, and we need to invite fresh thinkers to the table, Healthcare Delivery in the USA: An Introduction will help those folks find their way to the table and once there, help them define new imperatives and goals that are all about the quality care we can no long afford to forego.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420084931
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/26/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

History of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System

Health Status: The Health of the Population

Components of the Healthcare Delivery System

Structure of Healthcare Delivery

Doctors in the Healthcare Delivery Structure

Workforce: Nurses and Others

The Legal and Regulatory Environme

Financing Healthcare

Quality

Public Health

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