Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System, 7th Edition

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Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System, 7th Edition

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Author: Raymond L. Goldsteen DrPH, Karen Goldsteen PhD, MPH

Also see: the Eighth Edition
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There are many books on the U.S. healthcare system, but few have the longevity of this one. It is easy to read and straightforward in its approach to difficult subjects such as the rise of the Tea Party and how that movement has impacted healthcare. This update is certainly needed as the landscape has changed dramatically since the previous edition was published in 2007."--Doody's Medical Reviews

This best-selling textbook remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the United States health care system. Providing an accessible overview of the basic components of the system, this latest edition is also entirely updated to address the health care reform bill of 2010 and subsequent changes to health care services, delivery, and financing.

Like its predecessors, Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System includes an overview of health care personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. It has been updated to offer insights into the 2010 health care reform bill and its resulting political and medical fallout, and a new chapter on health care system trends and consequences has been added. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing health care professionals seeking a clear and concise overview of our health care system, will benefit from this resource.

Key Features of the Updated Edition:

  • Remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the U.S. health care system
  • Entirely updated to address the 2010 health care reform bill and subsequent changes to health care services, delivery, and financing
  • Includes new chapter on health care system trends and consequences
  • Ideal for use in undergraduate courses on the U.S. health care system, in graduate survey courses, and in courses introducing the subject to medical students
  • Comes with instructor materials, including PowerPoints, an instructor manual, and a test bank

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 23, 2012
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109309
  • EISBN 9780826109316

About The Author(s) 

Raymond Goldsteen, DrPH , is Director, MPH Program and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota. He was founding Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health and Professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Goldsteen has an extensive background in health care and was formerly a director of the health policy research centers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is co-author of Introduction to Public Health, now in its second edition.

Karen Goldsteen, PhD, is Research Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MPH Program, University of North Dakota. She was Professor of Health Technology and Management in the Graduate Program in Public Health at SUNY in Stony Brook, NY. She was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Goldsteen is co-author of Introduction to Public Health, now in its second edition

Table of Contents 

Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The Settings for Health Care Delivery

3. The People Who Provide Health Care

4. Government and the Health Care System

5. Financing the Health Care System

6. Health Care System Performance

7. History of Change: From Prepaid Group Medical Practice to Managed Care

8. History of Change: Health Care Reform

9. Epilogue

Index