Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States: 8th Edition (Google eBook)

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Steven Jonas, Anthony R. Kovner, James Knickman
Springer Publishing Company, Jun 22, 2005 - Medical - 753 pages
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How do we understand and also assess the health care of America? Where is health care provided? What are the characteristics of those institutions which provide it? Over the short term, how are changes in health care provisions affecting the health of the population, the cost of care, and access to care?

Health Care Delivery in the United States, 8th Edition discusses these and other core issues in the field. Under the editorship of Dr. Kovner and with the addition of Dr. James Knickman, Senior VP of Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, leading thinkers and practitioners in the field examine how medical knowledge creates new healthcare services. Emerging and recurrent issues from wide perspectives of health policy and public health are also discussed.

With an easy to understand format and a focus on the major core challenges of the delivery of health care, this is the textbook of choice for course work in health care, the handbook for administrators and policy makers, and the standard for in-service training programs.

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Contents

The State of Health Care Delivery in the United States
2
Measuring Health Status
10
Financing for Health Care
46
Public Health Policy Practice and Perceptions
90
The Role of Government in US Health Care
130
A Comparative Analysis of Health Systems Among Wealthy Nations
162
Acute Care
212
Chronic Care
248
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
372
The Health Care Workforce
416
Information Management
462
The Complexity of Health Care Quality
536
Access to Care
584
Cost Containment
626
A Guide to Sources of Data
704
A Listing of Useful Health Care Web Sites
718

LongTerm Care
274
HealthRelated Behavior
324
Index
730
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About the author (2005)

James R. Knickman, PhD, is the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Health Foundation, a private philanthropy established with resources from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield's conversion from a non-profit to a for-profit corporation. Prior to joining NYSHealth, Dr. Knickman was Vice President of Research and Evaluation at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in Princeton, New Jersey. He serves on a wide range of advisory boards, including as chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and is a past board member of AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C. He has published extensively and currently is an editorial board member for The Milbank Quarterly and Inquiry.

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