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The U.S. Health System Origins and Functions

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THE U.S. HEALTH SYSTEM offers both a historical and current perspective of the delivery of health care in the United States. You will learn about the origins of our health system, the forces that have influenced its change, and how the system has responded to those forces of change to become what it is today. Key topics include costs, financing and access to health care, as well as a look at the various systems for delivering health care. Reform efforts are also discussed and new chapters on information management systems, health status and health care utilization, and public health have been introduced. Each chapter poses topics for further debate in a Question of Ethics and provides hands-on exercises in the Activity-Based Learning sections. Exhibits in each chapter will stimulate discussion on the various chapter topics.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
The External Environment of Health Care Deliveryp. 5
Health Care Costsp. 6
Paying for Health Care Servicesp. 26
Health Status and Health Care Utilizationp. 55
Medical Educationp. 74
The Internal Environment of Health Care Deliveryp. 97
Professions in Health Carep. 98
Ambulatory Carep. 121
Hospitalsp. 141
Mentai Health Servicesp. 167
Long-Term Carep. 178
Public Health-The Health of the Communityp. 195
The Challenging Health Care Environmentp. 213
Information Management Systemsp. 214
Current Issues in Health Care Deliveryp. 223
Appendix Acronyms in Common Usep. 231
Glossaryp. 234
Indexp. 240
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