Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, Tenth Edition / Edition 10

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This 10th edition of a classic textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students presents the critical issues and core challenges surrounding our health care system. Leading thinkers, educators, and practitioners provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do; the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system; and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826106872
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Edition description: Tenth Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 73,837
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony R. Kovner, PhD, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. He is trained in organizational behavior, health services management, and social and economic development. Dr. Kovner is an experienced health care manager, having served as CEO of a community hospital, senior health care consultant for a large union, and manager of a group practice, a nursing home, and a large neighborhood health center. He is a board member of the Lutheran Health Care and of Health Plus, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr. Kovner has carried out several funded research projects, most recently on Factors Associated with Use of Management Research in hospitals and health systems. He is author or editor of 9 books, 43 journal articles, and 24 case studies. Dr. Kovner has directed several national demonstration programs funded by major foundations. He was the fourth recipient, in 1999, of the Gary L. Filerman prize for Educational Leadership, from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

James R. Knickman, PhD, is the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Health Foundation, a private philanthropy established with resources from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield's conversion from a non-profit to a for-profit corporation. Prior to joining NYSHealth, Dr. Knickman was Vice President of Research and Evaluation at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in Princeton, New Jersey. He serves on a wide range of advisory boards, including as chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and is a past board member of AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C. He has published extensively and currently is an editorial board member for The Milbank Quarterly and Inquiry.

Victoria D. Weisfeld,, MPH, is a principal in NEW Associates, LLC, a strategic planning and communications consulting firm, whose national clients include think tanks, research organizations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. The firm does strategic communications planning, as well as writing and editing for print and web, specializing in public policy and health care. An end-of-life communications program she developed, Last Acts, won a Silver Anvil, the Public Relations Society of America's highest award. She also has developed and managed award-winning communications programs in community radio and public television outreach. She is a past president of the Communications Network in Philanthropy. She co-wrote the initial draft of the seminal public health planning document, Healthy People, [Healthy People should be italicized.] for the Institute of Medicine. She serves on the board of Family Guidance Center/Family and Children's Services of Central New Jersey.

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Table of Contents


Organization of This Book


Part I: Health Policy

1. The Current U.S. Health Care System
2. Health Policy & Health Reform
3. Health Care Financing
4. Comparative Health Systems

Part II. Population Health

5. Population Health
6. Public Health
7. Health & Behavior
8. Access to Care

Part III. Health Care Delivery

9. Organization of Medical Care
10. Integrative Models & Performance
11. High Quality Health Care
12. Health Care Costs & Value
13. Comparative Effectiveness

Part IV. Support for Health Care Delivery

14. Governance, Management, & Accountability
15. Health Workforce
16. Health Information Technology

Part V. The Future of Health Care Delivery

17. The Future of Health Care Delivery in the United States

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