Summary: Given the recent and rapid developments in the delivery of health care in the United States, never has it been more important to have the most up-to-date resources for teaching students about this complex and dynamic industry. Now in its Fifth Edition, Delivering Health Care in America offers 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 servic
es, cost, and quality. Using a unique systems approach, this bestselling 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.
Summary: Given the recent and rapid developments in the delivery of health care in the United States, never has it been more important to have the most up-to-date resources for teaching students about this complex and dynamic industry. Now in its Fifth Edition, Delivering Health Care in America offers 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, this bestselling 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 12 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers Year Published: 2012 International: No
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Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA-Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center for the Underserved
Dr. Leiyu Shi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Co-Director of Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center for the Underserved Populations. Dr. Shi's research focuses on primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies about the association between primary care and health outcomes, particularly on the role of primary care in mediating the adverse impact of income inequality on health outcomes. Dr. Shi is also well known for his extensive research on the nation's vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations, including their sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care. Dr. Shi is the author of three textbooks and nearly 100 journal articles.
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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 the United 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
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