Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach

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Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach Title
Shi, Leiyu, Singh, Douglas A. Authors
9781284124491 ISBN-13
1284124495 ISBN-10
English Language
Jones & Bartlett Learning Publisher
6.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches Dimensions
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.
With updated data and figures throughout, the new seventh edition is a thorough revision that highlights many new trends in health care; examines current challenges in cost, access, and quality; and explores the legacy of Obamacare and the future of health care reform in view of the new presidency.
The Seventh Edition covers:
? New trends in health care
? Chronic conditions in the U.S. along with updated information on global pandemics and infectious diseases
? Healthy People 2020 goals
? Implications of healthcare professional shortage and the major issues in healthcare workforce after the ACA
? New regulations for medical devices and the impact medical technology and technology assessment.
? Current information on health insurance
? New assessments of patient-centered medical homes in primary care; primary care providers in other countries; and current developments in alternative medicine
? Updates on hospital utilization and costs.
? Experiences with CO-OPs and ACOs under Obamacare.
? Perspectives on community-based LTC. Trends in institutional care.
? The uninsured after the ACA; the current status of the homeless; the plight of mental health and healthcare; the quality of care indicators
? Current challenges in health care cost, access, and quality; pay-for-performance in healthcare
? The critical policy issues; future health policy issues/challenges in both US and abroad