Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Medical - 652 pages
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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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Contents

A Distinctive System of Health Care Delivery
1
System Foundations
35
The Evolution of Health Services in the United States
81
System Resources
115
Medical Technology
155
Health Services Financing
187
System Processes
235
Inpatient Facilities and Services
281
LongTerm Care
371
Health Services for Special Populations
423
System Outcomes
481
Health Policy
533
PARTV System Outlook
561
Appendix AGlossary
595
Appendix BSelected Web Sites
619
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Managed Care and Integrated Organizations
323

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