Health Care, U.S.A: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery

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Health Care USA, Seventh Edition, offers students of health administration, medicine, public health, and related fields the most comprehensive overview of America’s health care system under a single cover. Combining historical perspective with analysis of modern trends, this expanded edition charts the evolution of modern American health care, providing a complete examination of its organization and delivery while offering critical insight into the issues that the U.S. health system faces today.From a physician-dominated system to one defined by managed care and increasingly sophisticated technology, this essential text explains the transformation underway and the professional, political, social, and economic forces that guide it today and will in the future.Exhaustive in breadth and balanced in perspective, Health Care USA, Seventh Edition, provides students with a clearly organized, straightforward illustration of the complex structures, relationships and processes of this rapidly growing, $2.5 trillion industry.The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent developments in this dynamic industry. The latest edition features:· A comprehensive overview of the complex and evolving U.S. health care system, plus revised data, material and analysis throughout.· The latest benchmark developments in health care, including the response of public health to swine flu and the Obama administration’s health care reform.· A look at the recent recession’s effects on hospital finances.· New projections and data trends on the country’s health care spending.· A forward-looking perspective on the future of the U.S. health care system.

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Harry A. Sultz, DDS, MPH. is Professor Emeritus of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Dean Emeritus of its School of Health Related Professions. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law. He has also served as Adjunct Professor, Health Systems Management, School of Management and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine. An epidemiologist, health care services planner, and researcher, he established and, for 26 years, directed the Health Services Research Program of Buffalo’s School of Medicine. His extensive research experience serves as background for the various editions of this book and for the courses that he teaches about health care and health policy.

Kristina M. Young, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University at Buffalo. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the University’s School of Law. She teaches graduate level courses in the organization of health care and in health policy. She is also president of Kristina M. Young and Associates, Inc., a management consultation and training group specializing in health care and human services organizations. Previously, she served as president of a corporate training and development organization; as executive vice president of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the joint interests of a major teaching hospital and a health maintenance organization; and as the vice president for research and development for a teaching hospital system and executive director of its health education and research foundation.

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