This best-selling textbook remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the United States health care system. Providing an accessible overview of the basic components of the system, this latest edition is also entirely updated to address the health care reform bill of 2010 and subsequent changes to health care services, delivery, and financing. Like its predecessors, Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System includes an overview of health care personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. It has been updated to offer insights into the 2010 health care reform bill and its resulting political and medical fallout, and a new chapter on health care system trends and consequences has been added. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practising health care professionals seeking a clear and concise overview of our health care system, will benefit from this resource. Key Features of the Updated Edition: Remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the U.S. health care system Entirely updated to address the 2010 health care reform bill and subsequent changes to health care services, delivery, and financing Includes new chapter on health care system trends and consequences Ideal for use in undergraduate courses on the U.
S. health care system, in graduate survey courses, and in courses introducing the subject to medical students
Raymond Goldsteen, DrPH, is the founding Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health and Professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook. He received his doctoral degree from the Columbia University School of Public Health. Dr. Goldsteen has an extensive background in health care and was formerly a director of the health policy research centers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is co-author of the highly acclaimed An Introduction to the US Healthcare System.||Karen Goldsteen, PhD, is a Professor of Health Technology and Management in the Graduate Program in Public Health at the SUNY in Stony Brook, NY. She received an MPH from the School of Public Health at Columbia University and a PhD in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Goldsteen was a co-editor of the bestselling Introduction to the US Healthcare System, 6th Edition.
I. Introduction II. The Settings for Health Care III. The People Who Provide Health Care IV. Financing the Health Care System V. Health Insurance: From Prepaid Group Medical Practice to Managed Care VI. Health Care System Oversight & Policy VII. Health Care System Performance VIII. Health Care Reform IX. Health Care System Trends: Their Drivers and Consequences
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