Health Care USA

Author: Harry A. Sultz
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763749745
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Still Broken

Author: Stephen Davidson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804771344
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The debate over health care policy in the U. S. did not end when President Obama signed the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on March 23, 2010. Since then, half the states have sued and federal judges have issued conflicting rulings about the law's constitutionality. In addition, the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to repeal it, and Republicans have pledged to bring it up again during negotiations over the 2012 federal budget. The continuing controversies over PPACA are only one reason that Still Broken: Understanding the U.S. Health Care System is a must-read for engaged citizens, policymakers, students, and scholars alike. The book takes a close look at our problems, proposes solutions to them, and explains how to navigate our political system to effect positive change. It will help readers: * Assess the arguments made by partisans on both sides of the continuing debate. * Understand why President Obama was able to get Congress to pass a comprehensive reform bill even though most of his predecessors tried and failed. * Understand why so many Americans are either confused about its value or actually oppose it. In the book's first part, Stephen M. Davidson paints a lucid picture of the way that the health system works and the forces that produced the monumental problems that we face today. Then, he makes a compelling case for overhauling our system, offering six elements for inclusion in any plan for change. Davidson devotes the last three chapters to a detailed examination of the politics of reform. This assessment will help readers to appreciate both the political achievement represented by passage of the new law and the reasons that opposition to the law remains so widespread, despite all the good it does for the public. Whatever compromises, if any, are accepted by negotiators in the end, the book makes clear why, to fully solve the system's problems, the underlying goal must be to change incentives for all players who participate in the system and, finally, why this goal cannot be achieved by relying solely on market-based solutions. Davidson's captivating and persuasive book demonstrates that only a solution with a large public-sector role can lead us to real reform.

An Introduction to the US Health Care System

Author: Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103154
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. Finally, it provides an insightful look at the prospects for health care reform. Steven Jonas, a revered expert in public health, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, to add their expertise in public health and health policy and management to this outstanding volume. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing healthcare professionals who simply want a relatively brief overview of the system, will find it useful.

Health Care USA

Author: Professor Emeritus Social and Preventative Medicine School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo Dean Emeritus School of Public Health and Health Professions State University of New York at Buffal Harry A Sultz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781284120233
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Health Care USA, Eighth Edition Includes Navigate Advantage Access, Offers Students Of Health Administration, Public Health, Medicine, And Related Fields A Wide-Ranging Overview Of America’S Health Care System. Combining Historical Perspective With Analysis Of Current 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. Balanced In Perspective And Comprehensive In Its Coverage, Health Care USA, Eighth Edition, Provides Students With A Clearly Organized, Straightforward Illustration Of The Complex Structures, Relationships And Processes Of This Rapidly Growing Industry, Including Thoroughly Updated Information Throughout, On The Progress And Impact Of The Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Eighth 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. •Updated Information On The Progress And Impact Of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) •New Information On The Efforts Of Hospitals To Reduce Medical Errors, Such As The Institute For Health Care Improvement’S 100,000 Lives Initiative •Update Department Of Labor Estimates Of Number And Types Of Health Care Personnel. •Provide An Historical Overview Of Medicare And Medicaid Programs: Definitions And History •Explain The Role Of Managed Care As The Primary Mode Of US Health Insurance Coverage •Updated Long Term Care Industry Trends •A Thoroughly Revised Chapter On Mental Health Services Including A New Discussion Of Preventive Behavioral Services, And Recent Developments From The “Freedom Commission On Mental Health”

The Effective Health Care Supervisor

Author: Charles R. McConnell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284054551
Format: PDF
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"I have seen numerous texts and this is the best. Students at the grad level and in the field really benefit from it. Thanks for a quality publication."--John A. Romas, MPH, PhD, Health Science, Department, Minnesota State UniversityThe Eighth Edition of this best-selling text continues to offer proven, hands-on, practical applications of both classic and current management principles in the healthcare setting. Packed with strategies, techniques, and tools to build or reinforce your management skills and meet the never-ending challenges that one may face daily as a healthcare supervisor, students and professionals alike will benefit from this classic guidebook that is now more reader-friendly and accessible.Key Features Deals with the fundamentals of management as applied by those who supervise in healthcare organizations. Information reflects the unique character of the health care organization Valuable as a classroom tool and also as working guide, a text students will want to hang on to and refer to laterPedagogy Intro Quote Chapter Objectives "Situation" Dialogues Questions for Review and Discussion "Exercise" Notes

Essentials of Health Care Finance

Author: James O. Cleverley
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284094634
Format: PDF, ePub
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Financial information and the decision-making process -- Billing and coding for health services -- Financial environment of health care organizations -- Legal and regulatory environment -- Measuring community benefit -- Revenue determination -- Health insurance and managed care -- General principles of accounting -- Financial statements -- Accounting for inflation -- Analyzing financial statements -- Financial analysis of alternative health care firms -- Strategic financial planning -- Cost concepts and decision making -- Product costing -- The management control process -- Cost variance analysis -- Financial mathematics -- Capital project analysis -- Consolidations and mergers -- Capital formation -- Working capital and cash management -- Developing the cash budget

Health Policy Analysis An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Curtis P. McLaughlin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449666396
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This innovative book analyzes current U.S. health policy and proposes various alternatives for developing future health policy. Unlike other texts on the subject, it does not attempt to push a single solution set. Rather, it takes the perspectives of a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, management, communications, and public health. The authors also draw on the experiences of health policies in other countries including Canada and Europe. Organized into three sections, Health Policy addresses the context of U.S. health policy, the policy analysis process, and professional response. The first section explores the current issues with the system and its history and then reviews the alternatives for future policy that have strong support. The second section identifies the issues and reviews the political processes that influence planning in various healthcare settings. It presents the accepted methods of economic and financial analysis and addresses the ethical and other value considerations that must enter into the health policy process. The final section deals with the roles, skills, and leadership that health professionals can bring to the policy making process in their local and national communities.

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations

Author: Peter M. Ginter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119349710
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A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum – all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry’s revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework’s strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Author: Linda George
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124172857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Eighth Edition, presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging. As the complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession, and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored so that aging research remains relevant and accurate, this completely revised edition not only includes the foundational, classic themes of aging research, but also a rich array of emerging topics and perspectives that advance the field in exciting ways. New topics include families, immigration, social factors, and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods, and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, amongst others. Covers the key areas in sociological gerontology research in one volume, with an 80% update of the material Headed up by returning editor Linda K. George, and new editor Kenneth Ferraro, highly respected voices and researchers within the sociology of aging discipline Assists basic researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings Includes theory and methods, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions, and aging and society Serves as a useful resource—an inspiration to those searching for ways to contribute to the aging enterprise, and a tribute to the rich bodies of scholarship that comprise aging research in the social sciences

An Introduction to Community Public Health

Author: James F. McKenzie
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284139131
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The Ninth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health.