Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach / Edition 7 available in Paperback
Delivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health systemfrom its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique "systems" approach, the text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.
With updated data and figures throughout, the new seventh edition is a thorough revision that highlights many new trends in health care; examines current challenges in cost, access, and quality; and explores the legacy of Obamacare and the future of health care reform in view of the new presidency.
The Seventh Edition covers:
• New trends in health care
• Chronic conditions in the U.S. along with updated information on global pandemics and infectious diseases
• Healthy People 2020 goals
• Implications of healthcare professional shortage and the major issues in healthcare workforce after the ACA
• New regulations for medical devices and the impact medical technology and technology assessment.
• Current information on health insurance
• New assessments of patient-centered medical homes in primary care; primary care providers in other countries; and current developments in alternative medicine
• Updates on hospital utilization and costs.
• Experiences with CO-OPs and ACOs under Obamacare.
• Perspectives on community-based LTC. Trends in institutional care.
• The uninsured after the ACA; the current status of the homeless; the plight of mental health and healthcare; the quality of care indicators
• Current challenges in health care cost, access, and quality; pay-for-performance in healthcare
• The critical policy issues; future health policy issues/challenges in both US and abroad
|Publisher:||Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center
Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics, Indiana University at South Bend
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Overview of US Health Care Delivery Part I Systems Foundations Chapter 2 Beliefs, Values, and Health Chapter 3 The Evolution of Health Services in the Unit ed States Part II System Resources Chapter 4 Health Services Professionals Chapter 5 Medical Technology Chapter 6 Health Services Financing Part III System Processes Chapter 7 Outpatient and Primary Care Services Chapter 8 Inpatient Facilities and Services Chapter 9 Managed Care and Integrated Organizations Chapter 10 Long-Term Care Chapter 11 Health Services for Special Populations Part IV System Outcomes Chapter 12 Cost, Access, and Quality Chapter 13 Health Policy Part V System Outlook Chapter 14 The Future of Health Services Delivery
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As the synopsis view states: “In a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the US health system—from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality.” There’s really no better way to describe it. I used this book as a primer in my masters course for healthcare administration. It’s thorough, well-written, understandable, and answers your questions regarding the healthcare system in the U.S., as well as touching upon the health care in other countries. I highly recommend it!