Basics of the U.S. Health Care System (Paperback)

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Basics of the U.S. Health Care System provides a broad introduction to the workings of the health care system in the US. Engaging and activities-oriented, the text offers an accessible overview of the major concepts of healthcare operations; the role of government and public health; inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care services; payors and financing; careers; and legal and ethical issues. Updated with new data throughout, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System, Fifth Edition also includes coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the global impact of the pandemic and global vaccination rates; the impact of socioeconomic factors on COVID outcomes; the disease's impact on mental health; the U.S. government role in managing the pandemic, and more. Thoroughly revised, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System, Fifth Edition includes: - Updated data, including new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at-a-Glance 2021 data. - Expanded discussion on social justice and the social determinants of health. - New chapter on U.S. Population Health discusses the differences between public health population health, and community health. - New laws and legislation passed during the Trump and Biden administrations, including the healthcare provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, and discussion of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. - Expanded careers chapter offers eight new healthcare career opportunities. - Final chapter takes a comparative look the US health care system vs. other developed countries, and discusses trends that impact the U.S. healthcare system including digital health, systems and design thinking, pay for performance and value based purchasing, and more.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781284262988
ISBN-10: 1284262987
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Publication Date: September 15th, 2023
Pages: 496
Language: English