Delivering Health Care in America, Enhanced Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access, is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system--from 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.
While the book maintains its basic structure and layout, the Sixth Edition is nonetheless the most substantive revision ever of this unique text.
Because of its far-reaching scope, different aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are woven throughout all 14 chapters. The reader will find a gradual unfolding of this complex and cumbersome law so it can be slowly digested. Additionally, as U.S. health care can no longer remain isolated from globalization, the authors have added new global perspectives, which the readers will encounter in several chapters.
- Comprehensive coverage of the ACA and its impact on each aspect of the U.S. health care system woven throughout the book
- New "ACA Takeaway" section in each chapter as well as a new Topical Reference Guide to the ACA at the front of the book
- Updated tables and figures, current research findings, data from the 2010 census, updates on Healthy People 2020, and more
- Detailed coverage of the U.S. health care system in straightforward, reader-friendly language that is appropriate for graduate and undergraduate courses alike
|Publisher:||Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(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
Affordable Care Act Reference Guide Preface List of Exhibits List of Figures List of Tables List of Abbreviations/Acronyms Chapter1 An Overview of US Health Care Delivery SectionI System Foundations Chapter2 Beliefs, Values, and Health Chapter3 The Evolution of Health Services in the United States SectionII System Resources Chapter4 Health Services Professionals Chapter5 Medical Technology Chapter6 Health Services Financing SectionIII System Processes Chapter7 Outpatient and Primary Care Services Chapter8 Inpatient Facilities and Services Chapter9 Managed Care and Integrated Organizations Chapter10 Long-Term Care Chapter11 Health Services for Special Populations SectionIV System Outcomes Chapter14 The Future of Health Services Delivery Glossary Index