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Using the same unique systems approach, Essentials of the US Health Care System is a distillation of the most important topics covered in Delivering Health Care in America and is the most accessible and concise introduction to the U.S. health care system available. It clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together. It covers basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system -- from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. This condensed and simplified version is perfect for those who need to supplement materials in another course, such as health policy, or courses taught in allied health settings. Features: Is an easy-to-read, inexpensive primer that concisely covers the most essential elements of health care delivery in the U.S. Utilizes an easy-to-understand "systems" framework that ties components of the health care system together. Provides the most current data and information on developments and trends in U.S.health care delivery. Each chapter features a box listing the critical points for quick review of the important contents covered.
Table of Contents
|Major Characteristics of US Health Care Delivery|
|Foundation of US Health Care Delivery|
|Historical Overview of US Health Care Delivery|
|Health Care Providers and Professionals|
|Technology and Its Effects|
|Financing and Reimbursement Methods|
|Outpatient Services and Primary Care|
|Managed Care and Integrated Organizations|
|Long-Term Care Services|
|Cost, Access, and Quality|
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