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Health Care USA, Seventh Edition is an ideal text for introductory courses on the organization and delivery of U.S. health care for students in schools of public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, health administration, and other health professions. It provides an introduction to the health care system and an overview of the professional, political, social, and economic forces that have shaped it and will continue to do so. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent changes of this growing and dynamic industry. In addition to updating all key financial, utilization and other data with the latest available information, the 7th edition provides the following new information: Chapter 2-Benchmark Developments Discussion of the growing influence of pharmaceutical and insurance companies on the costs and procedures of medical practice Public healtha (TM)s response to possible 2009-10 Swine flu epidemic Additional state legalization of physician-assisted suicide Obama administration effort to complete a major reform of the U.S. health care system Chapter 3-Hosptials 2008-2010 economic recession effects on financial condition of hospitals New efforts of hospitals to reduce hospital-borne infections Updated information on hospital pharmaceutical and surgical errors New governmental effort to computerize hospital and pharmaceutical records Chapter 4-Ambulatory Care Changes in physician office practice patterns New section describing the a oepatient centered medical homea Updated trend in a oeUrgent Care Centera growth and certification and continuing proliferation of retail clinics as a force in ambulatory care New information about the Federal Stimulus Package to increase numbers and size of Federally Qualified Health Centers Chapter 5-Medical Education and the Changing Practice of Medicine New exposure of exorbitant payments to physicians to allow drug companies to ghost write medical journal articles and issue misleading reports on the safety and effectiveness of clinical trials Chapter 7-Financing Health Care Latest national health expenditure data trends and projections and new graphic on national health expenditure data New comparison data between the U.S. and other developed countriesa (TM) health expenditures in relation to population health status Information on new federal initiatives to combat fraud New data on health insurance coverage and costs New a oedisease managementa initiatives by health plans New Medicare cost and quality initiatives Updates on Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont universal coverage efforts Chapter 9-Mental Health Services New data on prevalence, treatment and diagnoses in the primary care sector Provisions of the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Reports on two new, recent studies on statesa (TM) Medicaid cost burden relative to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 noting funding reductions for psychiatric and behavioral health services, with accompanying new graphics Recent statesa (TM) legislative activity relative to mental health insurance parity 2009 survey report from 50 states on effectiveness of services for the seriously mentally ill Chapter 10-Public Health and the Role of Government New changes in governmental cost and structure of its health service organizations 2009 public healtha (TM)s response to the a oeswine flua epidemic in the context of epidemic preparedness Chapter 12- The Future of Health Care Updates on increasing difficulty smaller employers face in providing health insurance for employees New report on tax-favored health savings accounts, up 35% over the previous year New predictions about hospitalsa (TM) competition with physiciana owned facilities, privatelya owned diagnostic and ambulatory surgery centers New description of the Obama Health Reform Plan, questioning its survival in light of partisan political and popular opposition New summary on three statesa (TM) successful implementation of universal health care reform legislation and the likelihood is that other states will follow
Health Care USA, Seventh Edition is an ideal text for introductory courses on the organization and delivery of U.S. health care for students in schools of public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, health administration, and other health professions. It provides an introduction to the health care system and an overview of the professional, political, social, and economic forces that have shaped it and will continue to do so. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent changes of this growing and dynamic industry, including analysis on the progress of U.S. health care reform
This best-selling introductory text on the organization and delivery of the U.S. healthcare system has been thoroughly revised to cover the most recent changes on this complex and ever-changing system. Available August 10, the Seventh Edition offers updated information on all key financial, utilization, and other data, as well as new coverage of current topics such as: The Obama administration's effort to complete a major reform of the U.S. health care system; Public Healtha (TM)s response to possible 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic; 2008-2010 economic recession effects on financial condition of hospitals; Updates on universal coverage efforts in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont; New Medicare cost and quality initiatives; Updates on increasing difficulty smaller employers face in providing health insurance for employees; and much more. Visit www.jbpub.com to view a detailed list of updates. A complete package of updated instructor resources (Instructor's Manual, TestBank, PowerPoints, Transition Guide) will be available in July. Contact your publisher's representative at 800-832-0034 for more information.
Health Care USA, Seventh Edition, Offers Students Of Health Administration, Medicine, Public Health, And Related Fields The Most Comprehensive Overview Of America'S Health Care System Under A Single Cover. Combining Historical Perspective With Analysis Of Modern Trends, This Expanded Edition Charts The Evolution Of Modern American Health Care, Providing A Complete Examination Of Its Organization And Delivery While Offering Critical Insight Into The Issues That The U.S. Health System Faces Today. From A Physician-Dominated System To One Defined By Managed Care And Increasingly Sophisticated Technology, This Essential Text Explains The Transformation Underway And The Professional, Political, Social, And Economic Forces That Guide It Today And Will In The Future. Exhaustive In Breadth And Balanced In Perspective, Health Care USA, Seventh Edition, Provides Students With A Clearly Organized, Straightforward Illustration Of The Complex Structures, Relationships And Processes Of This Rapidly Growing, $2.5 Trillion Industry. The Seventh Edition Has Been Thoroughly Revised To Reflect Recent Developments In This Dynamic Industry. The Latest Edition Features: - A Comprehensive Overview Of The Complex And Evolving U.S. Health Care System, Plus Revised Data, Material And Analysis Throughout. - The Latest Benchmark Developments In Health Care, Including The Response Of Public Health To Swine Flu And The Obama Administration'S Health Care Reform. - A Look At The Recent Recession'S Effects On Hospital Finances. - New Projections And Data Trends On The Country'S Health Care Spending. - A Forward-Looking Perspective On The Future Of The U.S. Health Care System.