Save 40% Site-Wide + Free Shipping With Code GIFT40. Fast checkout with Amazon Pay! Shop Now

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 12th Edition

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In
Bestseller New Edition

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 12th Edition

SKU# 9780826172723


  • James R. Knickman PhD
  • Brian Elbel PhD, MPH




This fully updated and revised 12th edition of the highly acclaimed textbook on health care delivery provides graduate and undergraduate students with a comprehensive survey of health care in the United States ranging in topics from the organization of care, the politics surrounding healthcare in the United States, to population health and vulnerable populations, healthcare costs and value, health care financing, and health information technology. Chapters provide thorough coverage of the rapid changes that are reshaping our system and the extent of our nation’s achievement of health care value and the Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. With an emphasis on population health and public health, this text includes a timely focus on how social and physical environments influence health outcomes. Prominent scholars, practitioners, and educators within public health, population health, health policy, healthcare management, medical care, and nursing present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on social and behavioral determinants of health and health equity, immigrant health, healthcare workforce challenges, preventative medicine, innovative approaches to control health care costs, initiatives to achieve high quality and value-based care, and much more.

Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration, nursing, and public health, the text addresses all complex core issues surrounding our health care system and health policy, such as the challenges to health care delivery, the organization and politics of care, and comparative health systems. Organized in a 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, healthcare management, and public health. The 12th edition features the contributions of such luminaries as former editor Anthony R. Kovner, Michael K. Gusmano, Carolyn M. Clancy, Marc N. Gourevitch, Joanne Spetz, James Morone, Karen DeSalvo, and Christy Harris Lemak, among others. Chapters include audio chapter summaries with discussion of newsworthy topics, learning objectives, discussion questions, case exercises, and new charts and tables with concrete health care data. Included for instructors are an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, Syllabus, Test Bank, Image Bank, Supplemental e-chapter on a Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery, access to an annual ACA update and health policy changes, extra cases and syllabi specifically for nurses, and a transition guide bridging the 11th and 12th editions.

Key Features:

  • Three completely revised chapters on the politics of health care, vulnerable populations, and health information technology
  • Chapter authors with expertise in Health Administration and Management, Public Health, Health Policy, Medical Care and Nursing
  • Expanded coverage on population health and population health management, health equity, influences of social determinants on health behavior and outcomes, health education planning, health workforce challenges, national and regional quality improvement initiatives and more
  • Revised e-Chapters providing a Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery with image bank and Springer Publishing’s annual ACA update
  • Audio podcasts provide summaries for each chapter and provide real-world context of topics featured in the news
  • New Appendix on Overview of U.S. Public Health Agencies
  • Access to fully searchable eBook, including extra e-chapters and student ancillaries on Springer Connect
  • Full Instructor Packet including Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint slides, Image Bank, Case Exercises for Nursing Instructors

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 21, 2018
  • Page Count 424
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826172723

Table of Contents 

Foreword by Anthony Kovner



Chapter One: The Challenge of Health Care Delivery and Health Policy

James R. Knickman and Brian Elbel

Chapter Two: Organization of Care

Amy Y. Landry and Cathleen O. Erwin

Chapter Three: The Politics of Health Care in the United States

Rogan Kersh and James Morone

Chapter Four: Comparative Health Systems

Victor Rodwin and Michael Gusmano


Chapter Five: Population Health

Pamela G. Russo and Marc N. Gourevitch

Chapter Six: Public Health: A Transformation for the 21st Century

Laura C. Leviton, Paul L. Kuehnert, and Kathryn E. Wehr

Chapter Seven: Health and Behavior

Brian Elbel, Elaine F. Cassidy, Matthew D. Trujillo, and C. Tracy Orleans

Chapter Eight: Vulnerable Populations: Meeting the Health Needs of Populations Facing Health Inequalities

Monica J. Vasquez, Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, Elizabeth A. Ward, and Lourdes J. Rodriguez

Chapter Nine: The Health Workforce

Joanne Spetz and Susan A. Chapman

Chapter Ten: Health Care Financing

James R. Knickman

Chapter Eleven: Health Care Costs and Value

David Radley and John Marchica

Chapter Twelve: High-Quality Health Care

Carolyn Clancy and Irene Fraser

Chapter Thirteen: Managing and Governing Health Care Organizations

Anthony R. Kovner and Christy Harris Lemak

Chapter Fourteen: Health Information Technology

Karen B. DeSalvo and Claire Wang


Chapter Fifteen: The Future of Health Care Delivery and Health Policy

James R. Knickman and Brian Elbel

Appendix: Overview of the U.S. Public Health Agencies



Available Online Supplements:

eChapter: Major Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

eChapter: A Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery in the United States

eChapter: ACA Update Through 2019