Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach
Delivering Health Care in America, Third Edition provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the basic structures and operations of one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy. With the most current data, legislation, and overall system changes addressed, the third edition covers the conceptual basis for the system, its historical origins, the structures of ambulatory care, inpatient care, and other important services structures, the translation of these structures into health services themselves, and the manifestations of their impact on costs and quality. The text includes learning objectives, review questions, and key terminology.
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I used the 6th edition, 2015, in a masters class, Healthcare Delivery Systems. The textbook is very readable for graduate students. The book is quite comprehensive, toughing on most topics in the class when I had taught using a different text. The one area not widely covered was that of public health, which is definitely an important part of healthcare delivery. I would have appreciated a chapter on public health. I, and a colleague who sometimes teaches the class, have agreed that Shi and Singh is our go-to text for this class.
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The Evolution of Health Services in the United States
Health Services Financing
Inpatient Facilities and Services
Health Services for Special Populations
PARTV System Outlook
Appendix BSelected Web Sites
Managed Care and Integrated Organizations