List of Tables and Figures.
About the Authors.
At a Glance.
Health and Disease.
Health Service Need, Demand, and Utilization.
Boards and Governance.
2. Health Care Organizations and Services.
Mental Health Care.
Public Health Services.
3. Health Care Financing.
Changing Economic Dynamics.
Flow of Funds Through the System.
Types of Health Insurance Plans.
Voluntary Health Insurance.
Social Health Insurance (Medicare).
Welfare Insurance (Medicaid).
Health Maintenance Organizations.
4. Health Care Personnel.
Ancillary Nursing Personnel.
Other Health Professionals.
5. Predictions and Challenges.
A. Glossary of Health Care Terms.
B. Medical Specialties.
C. Recommendations for Learning More.