Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States / Edition 7

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States / Edition 7

by Anthony R. Kovner, Steven Jonas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826120849

ISBN-13: 9780826120847

Pub. Date: 04/30/2002

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Over 270,000 copies of this authoritative text sold! Now fully updated!
How do we understand and also assess the health care sector of our economy? Where is health care provided? What are the characteristics of those institutions, which provide it? Over the short term, how are changes in health care systems affecting the health of the population, the cost, and…  See more details below

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Over 270,000 copies of this authoritative text sold! Now fully updated!
How do we understand and also assess the health care sector of our economy? Where is health care provided? What are the characteristics of those institutions, which provide it? Over the short term, how are changes in health care systems affecting the health of the population, the cost, and access to care? These core issues of our health policy, organized into 4 parts, are represented in this text.
Under the editorship of Drs. Kovner and Jonas, the contributors examine both the emerging and recurrent issues from a wide health policy and public health perspective. Brand NEW to this fully updated edition is coverage on Measurement, Long-Term Care, Drugs, and Quality of Care.
The seventh edition now features a student-friendly 7 x 10 format with wider margins for notetaking, and larger type for easier reading. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a topical outline, a list of key terms, and mini-case studies for further discussion. Following the primary text are a glossary, a guide to sources of data, and essential worldwide web sites in health care.
This is a textbook of choice for course work in health care, the handbook for administrators and policy makers, and the standard for in-service training programs.
To ease the task of using this text with your students, an Instructor's Guide now accompanies HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES, 7th edition. It contains a synopsis of each chapter, suggested tables and important figures, key words, additional discussion points, and suggested complementary reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826120847
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.86(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Organization of This Book
Contributors
1Introduction: The State of Health Care Delivery in the United States3
2Population Data for Health and Health Care7
3Financing for Health Care32
4The Health Care Workforce64
5Comparative Analysis of Health Systems: An International Perspective116
6Hospitals157
7Ambulatory Care183
8Long-Term Care: Health, Social, and Housing Services for Those with Chronic Illness206
9Mental Health Services243
10Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Care279
11The Government's Role in Health Care307
12Governance and Management338
13Improving Quality of Care370
14Access to Health Care Services401
15Health Care Cost Containment439
16Ethics in Health Care Delivery474
17Futures505
App. I: Glossary527
App. II: A Guide to Sources of Data542
Author Index549
Subject Index561

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