Health Care in the United States: Organization, Management, and Policy
August 2011, Jossey-Bass
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PART ONE: THE SYSTEM AND ITS TASKS.
1 Understanding Health Care.
Health Care as a National Concern.
Health Care Objectives and Goals.
Essential Challenges in Health Care.
Public Trust and Professional Ethics.
Three Perspectives on Management and Policy
2 The U.S. Health Care System: Features, Development, and Controversies.
The U.S. Health Care System's Magnitude.
Uniqueness of the System.
American Values and Health Care.
Controversies in U.S. Health Care.
3 Major Health Problems in Modern Society.
Conceptions of Health and Disease.
The Causes of Disease.
Nondisease Threats to Health, Function, and Survival.
Epidemiology: The Science of the Denominator.
Health and Illness in the Twenty-First Century.
Future Threats to Health.
4 Human Behavior, Health, and Health Care.
The Behavioral Dimension.
The Concept of the Sick Role.
Health Risk Behavior.
Use of Health Services.
Adverse Patient Behavior.
Health Literacy and Cultural Competence.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Consumer Preferences and Health Care Marketing.
PART TWO: MEANS OF DELIVERY.
5 Health Care Organizations.
The Importance of Organizations in Health Care.
Health Service Industry Sectors.
Ambulatory Care Organizations.
The Managed Care Organization.
Other Health Care Organizations.
Organizational Management in Health Care.
6 The Health Care Labor Force.
Health Care Labor Force Issues.
The Concept of Professionalism.
History, Background, and Challenges in Three Key Fields.
Clinicians as Managers.
The Health Care Labor Force: Facts and Figures.
Labor Force Dynamics in the Health Professions.
Professional Ethics, Oversight, and Discipline.
7 Health Care Expenditures, Financing, and Insurance.
Health Service Funding and Expenditures.
Health Care Costs: A Global Issue.
Cost Accelerators in the United States.
Additional Insurance Concepts and Terminology.
Medicare Specifics and Issues.
The Problem of Uninsurance.
8 Biomedical Research and Program Evaluation.
The Importance of Research.
Principles of Experimental Design.
Modern Research Designs.
Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis.
The Social and Economic Context of Research.
Science Gone Wrong: Error, Distortion, and Fraud.
PART THREE: PATHS FORWARD.
9 Impact of Innovation: Utilization, Cost, and Quality of Care.
Health Service Innovations: Strategic and Tactical.
Innovations and Health Service Objectives.
Outcomes of Strategic Innovation I: Selective Contracting.
Outcomes of Strategic Innovation II: Cost Sharing.
Outcomes of Strategic Innovation III: Managed Care.
Outcomes of Tactical Innovations.
10 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
The Appeal of Prevention.
The Scientific Rationale for Prevention.
Prevention in Practice.
Challenges to Prevention.
Does Prevention Save Money?
The Future: Prevention and U.S. Health Care.
11 Government, Policy, and Politics in Health Care.
Government and Health Care in the United States.
The Public Environment.
The Meaning of Public Policy.
Politics: The Driver of Public Policy.
Winning and Losing in Health Care Politics: Three Case Studies.
The Case Against Government in Health Care.
12 Choices for the Future.
Opportunities and Barriers to Change.
Non-U.S. Health Care Systems: Challenges and Lessons Learned.
A System to Be Emulated? Concerns about Canada.
State-Level Initiatives in the United States.
Future Options and Controversies.