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Author Jonas, Steven.

Title Jonas' introduction to the U.S. health care system / Raymond L. Goldsteen, Karen Goldsteen ; founding author, Steven Jonas.

Publication Info. New York : Springer Pub. Co., [2013]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1 J76J    Check Shelf
Edition Seventh edition.
Description xvii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Rev. ed. of: An introduction to the U.S. health care system / Steven Jonas. 6th ed. c2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Abbreviations -- Foreword / Steven Jonas -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Settings for health care delivery -- People who provide health care -- Government and the Health Care System -- Financing the Health Care System -- Health Care System Performance -- History of change: from prepaid grouped medical practice to managed care -- History of change: Health Care Reform Health -- Epilogue: 2007 -- Index.
Summary Overview: This best-selling text offers a concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system, entirely updated to reflect changes presented by the health care reform bill of 2010 and the subsequent alterations to health care services, delivery, and financing. Like its predecessors, the Seventh Edition of Introduction to the US Health Care System provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: health care personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. The text has been reorganized to provide an easier flow of information and a new chapter on health care system trends and consequences. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing health professionals, who seek a clear and concise overview of our health care system, will find it useful. Key Features of the Updated Edition: Reflects political and medical changes resulting from the 2010 health care reform bill; Reorganized for improved flow and clarity of information; Includes new chapter on health care system trends and consequences.
Subject Medical care -- United States.
Delivery of Health Care -- United States.
Health Policy -- United States.
Health Services -- trends -- United States.
Health Services Administration -- United States.
Insurance, Health -- United States.
Added Author Goldsteen, Raymond L.
Goldsteen, Karen.
Jonas, Steven. Introduction to the U.S. health care system.
Added Title Introduction to the U.S. health care system
ISBN 9780826109309 paperback
0826109306 paperback
9780826109316 (e-book)
0826109314 (e-book)
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