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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Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, MS, is Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, at Stony Brook University (NY). He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the American Public Health Association. In 2006, he received the Duncan Clark Award for lifetime achievement granted by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (formerly the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine). He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Medical Athletics Association Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal.

Over the course of an academic career that began in 1969, his research has focused on health care delivery systems analysis, preventive medicine and public health, and personal health and wellness. He has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited over 25 books, and published more than 135 papers in scientific journals, as well as numerous articles in the popular literature. He is and has been a regular columnist for a number of scientific and lay publications in the health and health-related arenas and also publishes regularly on several webmagazines on the subject of politics. It was in the mid-70s that, having been given the opportunity to do so by Dr. Ursula Springer, he created Health Care Delivery in the United States. He was actively involved with the first seven editions of that book. He is very proud that his name will be continue to associated down through time with that book, as it will be with this one, as it moves on to future editions under the able stewardship of the Drs. Goldsteen.

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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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