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The dynamic writing duo of Leiyu Shi and Douglas A. Singh join forces to present college and university students with a comprehensive resource in their textbook Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition, ISBN 9780763763800. Directed at junior college students taking a basic course in U.S. healthcare as well as undergraduate or graduate...
The dynamic writing duo of Leiyu Shi and Douglas A. Singh join forces to present college and university students with a comprehensive resource in their textbook Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition, ISBN 9780763763800. Directed at junior college students taking a basic course in U.S. healthcare as well as undergraduate or graduate students who need supplemental material for an advanced course in health policy, this text provides users with coverage of basic structures and operations of the American health system. This concise presentation delivers the most vital topics for courses including Health Policy, Allied Health, Health Administration, and more. Revised and newly added features are boasted in this book including new data, charts, and tables as well as the inclusion of new and updated content such as Medicare, Medicaid, the role of hospitalists, primary care and community oriented health care development, Nano technology, as well as discussions on healthcare reforms. Leiyu Shi and Douglas A. Singh map out the concepts of their text Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition across 14 all-inclusive chapters. This book begins with comprehensive lists of helpful information and features including exhibits, tables, figures, and abbreviations. Chapter 1 presents readers with information on the 'Major Characteristics of U.S. Health Care Delivery' followed by chapter 2 discussing 'Foundations of U.S. Health Care Delivery.' Chapter 3 provides coverage of a 'Historical Overview of U.S. Health Care Delivery' with chapter 4 focusing on 'Health Care Providers and Professionals.' 'Technology and Its Effects' is the topic of choice in chapter 5 while 'Financing and Reimbursement Methods' are examined in chapter 6 and 'Outpatient Services and Primary Care' are the focus of chapter 7. Chapter 8 discusses the various aspects of 'Hospitals' followed by chapter 9 delving into 'Managed Care and Integrated Organizations' and chapter 10 presenting coverage of 'Long-Term Care Services.' 'Underserved Populations' are the focus of chapter 11 while 'Cost, Access, and Quality' are investigated in chapter 12 and 'Health Policy' is discussed in chapter 13. The final pages of this book are concluded in chapter 14 with a look at 'The Future of Health Services Delivery.'
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