Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States

Editor/Author Kovner, Anthony R. and Knickman, James R.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.99
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $134.98
ISBN: 978-0-82-612527-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 28
Book Status: Available
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Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration and public health, the text addresses all of the complex core issues surrounding our health care system in a strikingly readable and accessible format. Contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system, and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health.

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Table of Contents

  • LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES
  • FOREWORD Sherry Glied
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • PART I: HEALTH POLICY
  • Preface
  • CHAPTER 1 THE CHALLENGE OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND HEALTH POLICY - James R. Knickman and Anthony R. Kovner
  • Context
  • The Importance of Good Health to American Life
  • Defining Characteristics of the U.S. Health System
  • Major Issues and Concerns
  • Key Stakeholders Influencing the Health System
  • Organization of This Book
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • Bibliography
  • CHAPTER 2 A VISUAL OVERVIEW OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES - Catherine K. Dangremond
  • The U.S. Health Care System: A Period of Change
  • The Shared Responsibility for Health Care
  • Where the Money Comes From, and How It Is Used
  • A Comparative Perspective
  • Population Health: Beyond Health Care
  • Access to Care and Variation in Health Outcomes
  • Health and Behavior
  • The Health Care Workforce
  • Variations in Health Care Delivery
  • Health Care Quality
  • Health Care Cost and Value
  • The Future of Health Care Delivery
  • References
  • CHAPTER 3 GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE: THE POLICY PROCESS - Michael S. Sparer and Frank J. Thompson
  • Context
  • The Government as Payer: The Health Insurance Safety Net
  • Government and Health Insurance: The Policy Process
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 4 COMPARATIVE HEALTH SYSTEMS - Michael K. Gusmano and Victor G. Rodwin
  • Overview
  • Health System Models
  • NHS and NHI Systems Compared With the United States
  • The Health Systems in England, Canada, France, and China
  • Lessons
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • PART II: KEEPING AMERICANS HEALTHY
  • Preface
  • CHAPTER 5 POPULATION HEALTH - Pamela G. Russo
  • Context
  • The Population Health Model
  • The Medical Model
  • Comparing the Medical and Population Health Models
  • The Influence of Social Determinants on Health Behavior and Outcomes
  • Leading Determinants of Health: Weighting the Different Domains
  • Health Policy and Returns on Investment
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 6 PUBLIC HEALTH: A TRANSFORMATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - Laura C. Leviton, Paul L. Kuehnert, and Kathryn E. Wehr
  • Who's in Charge of Public Health?
  • A Healthy Population Is in the Public Interest
  • Core Functions of Public Health
  • Governmental Authority and Services
  • Rethinking Public Health for the 21st Century
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 7 HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR - Elaine F. Cassidy, Matthew D. Trujillo, and C. Tracy Orleans
  • Behavioral Risk Factors: Overview and National Goals
  • Changing Health Behavior: Closing the Gap Between Recommended and Actual Health Lifestyle Practices
  • Changing Provider Behavior: Closing the Gap Between Best Practice and Usual Care
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 8 VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: A TALE OF TWO NATIONS - Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, Elizabeth A. Ward, and Lourdes J. Rodríguez
  • Understanding Vulnerable Populations and Their Context
  • The Growing Number of Vulnerable Populations
  • Organization and Financing of Health Care and Other Services for Vulnerable Populations
  • Social Service Needs
  • Federal and State Financing of Care for Vulnerable Populations
  • Challenges for Service Delivery and Payment
  • Emerging and Tested Ideas for Better Health Delivery
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • PART III: MEDICAL CARE: TREATING AMERICANS’ MEDICAL PROBLEMS
  • Preface
  • CHAPTER 9 ORGANIZATION OF CARE - Amy Yarbrough Landry and Cathleen O. Erwin
  • Description of the Current Care Delivery System
  • The Future of the Delivery System
  • Best Practices
  • Looking Forward
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 10 THE HEALTH WORKFORCE - Joanne Spetz and Susan A. Chapman
  • Who Is Part of the Health Workforce?
  • Traditional Approaches to Health Workforce Planning
  • Health Workforce Education
  • Critical Issues for the Health Workforce
  • Conclusion: Building the Future Health Care Workforce
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 11 HEALTH CARE FINANCING - James R. Knickman
  • General Overview of Health Care Financing
  • What the Money Buys and Where It Comes From
  • How Health Insurance Works
  • How Providers Are Paid for the Health Services They Deliver
  • Specialized Payment Approaches Used by Payers
  • Issues Shaping the Future of Health Care Financing
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 12 HEALTH CARE COSTS AND VALUE - Thad Calabrese and Keith F. Safian
  • The Issue of Health Care Spending Growth
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 13 HIGH-QUALITY HEALTH CARE - Carolyn M. Clancy and Irene Fraser
  • Defining Quality
  • How Are We Doing?
  • How Do We Improve Quality?
  • How Do We Incentivize Quality Care?
  • What Are Major Recent Developments Affecting Quality?
  • Core Competencies for Health Administrators
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 14 MANAGING AND GOVERNING HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS - Anthony R. Kovner and Christy Harris Lemak
  • Governing Boards and Owners
  • Management Work
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • CHAPTER 15 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Nirav R. Shah
  • HIT Defined
  • The Backing of Government
  • Transformative Powers of HIT
  • HIT at the VA
  • The New York Experience
  • Implementing HIT
  • Challenges and Shortcomings of HIT
  • Toward the Future
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • References
  • PART IV: FUTURES
  • Preface
  • CHAPTER 16 THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND HEALTH POLICY - James R. Knickman and Anthony R. Kovner
  • Dynamics Influencing Change
  • Aspects of the Health System That Are Set to Change by 2020
  • Future Prospects for Different Stakeholders in the Health Enterprise
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study
  • Bibliography
  • APPENDIX - Major Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  • GLOSSARY