An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System by Steven Jonas

By Steven Jonas

Completely improved and up to date to account for the newest adjustments within the U.S. wellbeing and fitness care procedure, this best-selling textual content is still the main concise and balanced creation to the household well-being care process. Like its predecessors, it presents an available evaluate of the fundamental parts of the method: healthcare group of workers, hospitals and different associations, the government, financing and cost mechanisms, and controlled care. ultimately, it offers an insightful examine the clients for healthiness care reform.

Steven Jonas, a respected professional in public overall healthiness, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, so as to add their services in public health and wellbeing and future health coverage and administration to this notable quantity. All scholars of overall healthiness care management and coverage, in addition to working towards healthcare pros who easily desire a really short evaluation of the process, will locate it useful.

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Many kinds of equipment and supplies for the diagnosis and treatment of disease 18:49 P1: JYD SVNF025c01 SVNF025/Jonas 0 826 10238 7 Introduction April 27, 2007 11 are produced by the hospital and medical supply manufacturers. These items range from gauze pads, hospital furniture, sterile needles, laboratory chemicals, and anesthetic gases to diagnostic imaging and laboratory equipment, surgical instruments, orthopedic appliances, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental prostheses. The other major category of health commodity is pharmaceuticals (see Strongin, 2002).

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