Delivering Health Care in America

Full Name
Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach

Delivering Health Care in America is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. It brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy to read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

Delivering Health Care in America tackles:

  • New trends in health care
  • Chronic conditions in the U.S. along with updated information on global pandemics and infectious diseases
  • Healthy People 2020 goals
  • Implications of healthcare professional shortage and the major issues in healthcare workforce after the ACA
  • New regulations for medical devices and the impact medical technology and technology assessment.
  • Current information on health insurance
  • New assessments of patient-centered medical homes in primary care; primary care providers in other countries; and current developments in alternative medicine
  • Updates on hospital utilization and costs.
  • Experiences with CO-OPs and ACOs under Obamacare.
  • Perspectives on community-based LTC. Trends in institutional care.
  • The uninsured after the ACA; the current status of the homeless; the plight of mental health and healthcare; the quality of care indicators
  • Current challenges in health care cost, access, and quality; pay for performance in healthcare
  • ┬áThe critical policy issues; future health policy issues/challenges in both US and abroad.