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

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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.

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

- Contributors - Dedication - Organization of This Book
- Part I-Perspectives
1. Introduction / The State of Health Care Delivery in US (Kovner & Jonas)
2. Measurement
3. Financing for Health Care
4. The Health Care Workforce
5. Comparative Health Systems
- Part II- Settings
6. Hospitals and Health Systems
7. Ambulatory Care
8. Long Term Care- Consumers, Providers and Policy Issues
9. Mental Health Services
10. Drugs
18 Managed Care
-Part III- System Performance
19 Government
20 Governance and Management
21 Improving Quality of Care
22 Access to Health Care Services
23 Health Care Cost Containment- Reflections and Future Directions
* Part IV- Futures
24 Futures
* Appendix I- Glossary
* Appendix II- A Guide to Sources of Data
* Appendix III- An Essential Guide to the Worldwide Web in Health Care

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