US Health Care Delivery System

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Kim M. Garber
Health Forum, Jan 1, 2006 - Medical - 86 pages
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The U.S. Health Care Delivery System provides an accessible and concise introduction to the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health care system. Written and edited by American Hospital Association Resource Center staff, this book offers a clear overview of the major stakeholders in the American health care system. It cuts through the complexities of the health care industry and presents a solid view of how the various components fit together.Organized for Quick Answers and Easy Understanding This comprehensive book explains basic concepts as well as provides insight to current health care issues in bite-size pieces. The question-and-answer format makes it easy to find answers on how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, and financed. The book is structured around five major components of the U.S. health care delivery system, and each chapter contains an outline that quickly leads readers to the desired information point. An in-depth glossary provides acronym and term definitions, including the source of the definitions. A reference list follows the final entry in each chapter.A Reference Source for Executive Planning and Presentations The U.S. Health Care Delivery System contains the most recent available industry data and research findings. At the same time, it provides overviews of past trend data that help put current information in perspective and shed light on the challenges facing the U.S. health care delivery system.Information is presented in a logical, Q-and-A format that makes it excellent for quick reference and learning. Information is thoroughly footnoted with source references and supplemented with Web site addresses that enable readers to update data and information if they desire, and it allows them to dig deeper into specific points of interest. Charts and graphs illustrate health system features and trends, and a glossary lists and defines the key terms used in the book.It is a singular reference and guide for both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the field. It serves as an excellent starting point for those who must prepare presentations and documents on the demands and challenges facing their own health care institution. It also is an indispensable source for those responsible for understanding, evaluating and dispensing information and points of view for the major stakeholder components in the national U.S. health care system.A Ready Reference for Better Management The U.S. Health Care Delivery System contains essential information every health care executive, trustee, or health care professional should know. It is a valuable resource to those who need accurate and timely industry information quickly. It will be invaluable for students seeking accessible background information on topics pivotal for the practice of health care management.

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Patient Care Kim M Garber
Caregivers Sara A Beazley
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