An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System: Fifth Edition

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This bestselling text is a concise and balanced classic presenting the domestic health care system. It explains the five major components of the U.S. health care system: health care institutions, health care personnel, financing mechanisms, research and educational institutions that produce biomedical knowledge and health personnel, and firms producing "health commodities" (such as pharmaceutical drugs and hospital equipment).

Completely updated to reflect the continual changes in the U.S. health care delivery system, this text includes new information on government and public policy reforms and recommendations, as well as website resources and glossary of terms. It provides a glimpse into the future of our well-being.

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Raymond Goldsteen, DrPH , is Director, MPH Program and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota. He was founding Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health and Professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Goldsteen has an extensive background in health care and was formerly a director of the health policy research centers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is co-author of Introduction to Public Health, now in its second edition.



Karen Goldsteen, PhD, is Research Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MPH Program, University of North Dakota. She was Professor of Health Technology and Management in the Graduate Program in Public Health at SUNY in Stony Brook, NY. She was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Goldsteen is co-author of Introduction to Public Health, now in its second edition

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