Essentials of the U S Health Care System

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284113068
Release Date: 2015-11-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is the most concise examination of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system. An ideal resource for courses in health policy, allied health, health administration and more, the text clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together

United States Health Care System

Author: Anne Austin
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134297927
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Medical

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For introductory courses in Public Health and US Health System/Health Policy intended for community college students and lower-division four-year students enrolled in allied health programs. An engaging, easy-to-follow introduction to US health care The United States Health Care System: Combining Business, Health, and Delivery, is the most readable, student-friendly overview of the US healthcare system. Written simply and informally, it focuses on breadth rather than non-essential depth, giving even inexperienced students the knowledge they need to succeed. The unique approach illuminates the realities of the business side of healthcare as well as the practicalities of the delivery of healthcare. It addresses these questions: “What is this business called healthcare?” “How do we pay for healthcare?” “Who provides healthcare?” “Where and how is healthcare provided?” and “What else is included?” as well as related issues ranging from pharmaceuticals to research and prevention. To provide readers with the most up-to-date information, the Third Edition encompasses the many changes that have occurred both in healthcare and in the United States since the last edition was published.

Jonas Introduction to the U S Health Care System 8th Edition

Author: Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826131751
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Medical

Praise for the Seventh Edition: There are many books on the U.S. healthcare system, but few have the longevity of this one. It is easy to read and straightforward in its approach to difficult subjects such as the rise of the Tea Party and how that movement has impacted healthcare. This update is certainly needed as the landscape has changed dramatically since the previous edition was published. Doody's Medical Reviews The eighth edition of this best-selling text, valued for its concise and balanced introduction to the U.S. health care system, is entirely updated to reflect alterations to health care services, delivery, and financing resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The text describes how our health care system currently functions, the key forces that led to its structure, and the influences likely to shape the industry during the next 5 to 10 years. With an emphasis on policy development, the authors underscore the fluidity of the system and examine the debates and conflicts that have shaped health care changes and influenced American values and belief systems. Other new areas of focus include an assessment of who uses health care and in what way, health care trends, and a forecast for the health care system of the future. The text elucidates the basic building blocks of the health care system, including its components, organization, services, and financing. It describes the ongoing evolution of the system since the passage of the ACA, development of accountable care organizations (ACOs), and uneven acceptance of Medicaid expansion by states. Organized to facilitate understanding of concepts at work, the text provides health care students with a clear road map of the field in which they will practice, so they can position themselves to navigate the upcoming changes. New to the Eighth Edition: Entirely updated to address changes in health care services, delivery, and financing resulting from the ACA Describes influences that will shape the industry in years to come Emphasizes policy development Assesses current consumers of health care and how they use it Examines the debates and conflicts that have structured health care change Monitors health care trends Discusses the continuing evolution of our system since the ACA Explores the development of ACOs Reinforces information with illustrative tables and figures Key Features: Remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the U.S. health care system Ideal for use in undergraduate courses, in graduate survey courses, and in courses introducing the subject to medical students Includes review questions at the conclusion of each chapter Provides a full suite of ancillary materials for the educator, including an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoints, and a test bank

Delivering Health Care in America

Author: Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284152265
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre: Medical

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 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.

Basics of the U S Health Care System

Author: Nancy J. Niles
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284139112
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Basics of the U.S. Health Care System, Third Edition provides students with a broad, fundamental introduction to the workings of the healthcare industry. Engaging and activities-oriented, the text offers an especially accessible overview of the major concepts of healthcare operations, the role of government, public and private financing, as well as ethical and legal issues. Each chapter features review exercises and Web resources that make studying this complex industry both enjoyable and easy. Students of various disciplines—including healthcare administration, business, nursing, public health, and others—will discover a practical guide that prepares them for professional opportunities in this rapidly growing sector.

The Health Care Handbook

Author: Elisabeth Askin
Publisher: Washington University in St Louis
ISBN: 0615650937
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Consumer education

The American health care system is vast, complex and confusing. Books about it shouldn't be. This book is your one-stop guide to the people, organizations and industries that make up the U.S. health care system and the major issues the system faces today. The book is the work of two medical students at Washington University, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore. When Elisabeth and Nathan worked to educate themselves about the American health care system they couldn't find a source that was comprehensive, understandable and non-biased - so they decided to write it themselves. It's rigorously researched and scrupulously unbiased yet written in a conversational and humorous tone that's a pleasure to read and illuminates the convoluted health care system and its many components. The book is essential reading for health professionals, health professions students, and anyone who interacts with the U.S. health care system.

Analyzing Form Function and Financing of the U S Health Care System

Author: Paula Stamps Duston
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498782470
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Analyzing Form, Function, and Financing of the U.S. Health Care System tells the story of the U.S. health care system by using a narrative approach identifying function rather than the more common data-driven focus on structure. It presents policy decisions we have made about our health care system and analyzes some of their consequences to better understand the choices we have. To facilitate this, the book is divided into four major sections. Section I is mostly "about" the health care system. It describes several theoretical models that provide a foundation for the structure of the U.S. health care system. Section II provides a description of the form, or organization, of the U.S. health care delivery system. It presents a comprehensive overview of the entire health care delivery system, including identifying all levels of care. Section III focuses on financing, beginning with a description of the economic and political values that determine how we finance our system. It describes health insurance, from the perspective of both the consumer and the provider, and discusses how money moves through the system. It concludes with a discussion and analysis of cost and cost control efforts. Section IV describes some of the more important efforts in health care reform, including several targeted programs that are a significant part of the U.S. health care system, such as Medicare and Medicaid. It also describes other targeted programs within the U.S. health care system and explores how other countries with economies similar to that of the United States organize and finance their health care systems.

Pharmacy and the US Health Care System

Author: Michael Ira Smith
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
ISBN: 9780857110220
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

Pharmacy and the US Health Care System equips pharmacists for independent practice in today's unpredictable health care environment. This fourth edition offers a complete source of current information about the features of the US health care system including the personnel and institutions, as well as concise reports on trends, regulations, policy and finances. Written and edited by a well-respected team of experts, this new edition has been fully revised and updated and now features new chapters including: (i) Patient safety and pharmacovigilance; (ii) Professionalism and ethics. The inclusion of case studies, sample test questions and learning objectives makes this an invaluable tool for students. Whether it is a course offering an introduction to the health care environment, or about managing and finance in the US health care delivery system, this is an essential textbook. It is also a helpful reference for practicing pharmacists and pharmacy organizations and societies.

The Nation s Health

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763784577
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

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The Learning Healthcare System

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309133939
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Medical

As our nation enters a new era of medical science that offers the real prospect of personalized health care, we will be confronted by an increasingly complex array of health care options and decisions. The Learning Healthcare System considers how health care is structured to develop and to apply evidence--from health profession training and infrastructure development to advances in research methodology, patient engagement, payment schemes, and measurement--and highlights opportunities for the creation of a sustainable learning health care system that gets the right care to people when they need it and then captures the results for improvement. This book will be of primary interest to hospital and insurance industry administrators, health care providers, those who train and educate health workers, researchers, and policymakers. The Learning Healthcare System is the first in a series that will focus on issues important to improving the development and application of evidence in health care decision making. The Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine serves as a neutral venue for cooperative work among key stakeholders on several dimensions: to help transform the availability and use of the best evidence for the collaborative health care choices of each patient and provider; to drive the process of discovery as a natural outgrowth of patient care; and, ultimately, to ensure innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.

Essentials of Health Care Finance

Author: James O. Cleverley
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284094633
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Medical

Financial information and the decision-making process -- Billing and coding for health services -- Financial environment of health care organizations -- Legal and regulatory environment -- Measuring community benefit -- Revenue determination -- Health insurance and managed care -- General principles of accounting -- Financial statements -- Accounting for inflation -- Analyzing financial statements -- Financial analysis of alternative health care firms -- Strategic financial planning -- Cost concepts and decision making -- Product costing -- The management control process -- Cost variance analysis -- Financial mathematics -- Capital project analysis -- Consolidations and mergers -- Capital formation -- Working capital and cash management -- Developing the cash budget

The Fragmentation of U S Health Care

Author: Einer Elhauge
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195390131
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Why is the American health care system so fragmented in the care it gives patients? This title approaches this question and more with a highly interdisciplinary approach. The articles included in the work address legal and regulatory issues, including laws that mandate separate payments for each provider.

In Excellent Health

Author: Scott W. Atlas
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817914462
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

In Excellent Health offers an alternative view of the much maligned state of health care in America, using facts and peer-reviewed data to challenge the statistics often cited as evidence that medical care in the United States is substandard and poor in value relative to that of other countries. The author proposes a complete plan for reform in three critical areas of the health care puzzle—tax structure, private insurance markets, and government health insurance programs—designed to maintain choice and access to excellence and facilitate competition.