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Delivering Health Care in America : A Systems Approach - Resource Guide

Delivering Health Care in America : A Systems Approach - Resource Guide - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0763742249

Cover of Delivering Health Care in America : A Systems Approach - Resource Guide 3RD 06 (ISBN 978-0763742249)
ISBN13: 978-0763742249
ISBN10: 0763742244 Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Published: 2006
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Delivering Health Care in America : A Systems Approach - Resource Guide - 3RD 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763742249

Leiyu Shi and Douglas A. Singh

ISBN13: 978-0763742249
ISBN10: 0763742244 Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

In a clear, cohesive format Delivering Health Care in America provides a comprehensive overview the basic structures and operations of the US health system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique "systems" approach, it brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read text that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

Now in its third edition, Delivering Health Care in America has been updated with the latest available data and research findings to provide the most current information on the foundations, structural features, past and current trends, and major issues pertaining to the U.S. health care delivery system.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Distinctive System of Health Care Delivery

PART I. SYSTEM FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 2. Beliefs, Values, and Health
Chapter 3. The Evolution of Health Services in America

PART II. SYSTEM RESOURCES

Chapter 4. Health Services Professionals
Chapter 5. Medical Terminology
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
Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. Selected Web Sites

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