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Written by best-selling authors Leiyu Shi and Douglas Singh, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is the most concise examination of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system. An ideal resource for courses in health policy, allied health, health administration and more, the text clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together. The Third Edition is a comprehensive update that offers new data, charts, and tables throughout the book, as well as updated ancillary materials. New to the Third Edition: · Data updated throughout the book reflected in tables and text · Information on Healthy People 2020 initiative · New material on U.S. health reform throughout the book · New materials on disparities initiatives · Updated conceptual framework on determinants of health · Mental health services in their historical context · Patient centered care · The Magnet recognition program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center · Critical access hospitals · Accountable care organizations · Updates on vulnerable populations · New information on health centers and safety-net providers · Revised perspectives on the future of health care in America
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Dr. Leiyu Shi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Co-Director of Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center for the Underserved Populations. Dr. Shi's research focuses on primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies about the association between primary care and health outcomes, particularly on the role of primary care in mediating the adverse impact of income inequality on health outcomes. Dr. Shi is also well known for his extensive research on the nation's vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations, including their sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care. Dr. Shi is the author of three textbooks and nearly 100 journal articles.
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