Understanding the U.S. Health Services System, 4th Edition
Phoebe Lindsey Barton, Ph.D.
Hardcover: 770+ pages
Health Administration Press
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Recommended by ACHE, this book provides a straightforward explanation of our complex health services system. It explains the basic concepts as well as current issues to clarify how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, and financed. It also explains the various components of the system and the major quality of care initiatives that are used to measure how well the system is working.
Key concepts are highlighted and explained with easy-to-follow charts and graphs. An extensive glossary of terms and an acronym list clarify industry jargon. New in this edition:
Updated data, tables, and figures including all health services expenditure and utilization information
Expanded coverage of the public health sector, including a discussion of health disparities
Updated information on the current status of and proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid
A new discussion of the changing role of the hospital
Updated coverage of the evolution of managed care and managed care organizations
An expanded discussion of the growing interest in complementary and alternative medicine
Phoebe Lindsey Barton, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. She is director of the Master of Science in Public Health program and teaches courses in healthcare systems and health services research. Dr. Barton has been an administrator in two state health and human services departments and was a consultant with the RAND Corporation.
Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management.
Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.
Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses.
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