Our Unsystematic Health Care System

Author: Grace Budrys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442210699

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 167

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"This book presents readers with a comprehensive overview of the U.S. health care delivery system. The third edition has been significantly revised throughout to explain the Patient Protection and Health Care Affordability Act as it unfolds. Other key updates include more detailed discussions of health insurance, expanded information on health systems in other countries, and new case studies"--Provided by publisher.
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Unequal Health

How Inequality Contributes to Health or Illness

Author: Grace Budrys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742565084

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 2023

Unequal Health asks why some individuals are living longer and enjoying better health than others. By contrasting popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits, Grace Budrys moves beyond factors that receive a great deal of media attention, such as smoking, diet, exercise, even genetic inheritance, and examines those factors that are far more difficult to identify and track, such as relative income and relative social status.
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Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System

Author: Leiyu Shi,Douglas Singh

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763763802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8401

Covering the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is a clear and concise distillation of the important topics covered in Delivering Health Care in America by the same authors. Ideal for courses in health policy, allied health, health administration and more, this comprehensive revision clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together. the Second Edition has been thoroughly updated with all new data, charts, and tables throughout. New content
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Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 11th Edition

Author: Anthony R. Kovner, PhD,James R. Knickman, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826125298

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"Health care managers, practitioners, and students must both operate as effectively as they can within the daunting and continually evolving system at hand and identify opportunities for reform advances… Health Care Delivery in the United States has been an indispensable companion to those preparing to manage this balance. The present edition demonstrates once again why this volume has come to be so prized. It takes the long view – charting recent developments in health policy, and putting them side-by-side with descriptions and analysis of existing programs in the United States and abroad." —Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner, From the Foreword This fully updated and revised 11th edition of a highly esteemed survey and analysis of health care delivery in the United States keeps pace with the rapid changes that are reshaping our system. Fundamentally, this new edition presents the realities that impact our nation’s achievement of the so-called Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. It addresses challenges and responses to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the implementation of Obamacare, and many new models of care designed to replace outmoded systems. Leading scholars, practitioners, and educators within population health and medical care present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on health disparities, vulnerable populations, and immigrant health; nursing workforce challenges; new information technology; preventive medicine; emerging approaches to control health care costs; and much more. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration and public health, the text addresses all of the complex core issues surrounding our health care system in a strikingly readable and accessible format. Contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system, and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health. The 11th edition features the writings of such luminaries as Michael K. Gusmano, Carolyn M. Clancy, Joanne Spetz, Nirav R. Shah, Michael S. Sparer, and Christy Harris Lemak, among others. Chapters include key words, learning objectives and competencies, discussion questions, case studies, and new charts and tables with concrete health care data. Included for instructors is an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, Syllabus, Test Bank, Image Bank, Supplemental e-chapter on the ACA, and a transition guide bridging the 10th and 11th editions. Key Features: Integration of the ACA throughout the text, including a supplementary e-chapter devoted to this major health care policy innovation The implementation of Obamacare Combines acute and chronic care into organizations of medical care Nursing workforce challenges Health disparities, vulnerable populations, and immigrant health Strategies to achieve the Triple Aim (better health and better care at lower cost) New models of care including accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient homes, health exchanges, and integrated health systems Emerging societal efforts toward creating healthy environments and illness prevention Increasing incentives for efficiency and better quality of care Expanded discussion of information technology A new 5-year trend forecast
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How Nonprofits Work

Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Grace Budrys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442221054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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How Nonprofits Work looks at nonprofit organizations through a sociological lens, identifying characteristics that make some nonprofits successful and characteristics that cause challenges, focusing on nonprofts in the health services sector. The book opens with helpful background information about nonprofit organizations, then shares case studies that take readers more deeply into the challenges and successes of various organizations. Given the trials nonprofits face in the current economic climate, this timely book helps readers move beyond the good intentions in nonprofits to find successful practices.
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The Second Sickness

Contradictions of Capitalist Health Care

Author: Howard Waitzkin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461645565

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Since the appearance of Waitzkin's The Second Sickness, a landmark book of the 1980s, American medicine has been dramatically transformed. Waitzkin's earlier edition used qualitative research to take readers inside the “black box” of medical decisionmaking. This new, fully updated and expanded edition retains the earlier edition's vivid approach and adds timely analysis of how managed care and other economic and social forces influence medical practice today.
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Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317211715

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Companion Website Materials Coming Soon! The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first person accounts and updated examples are added to the new fourteenth edition. Other updates include: • Coverage of Zika, Ebola, MERS, and updates on other pandemics • Expanded discussion of obesity as a disease • Coverage of the widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor • New information on the decline of life expectancy among American white women, especially those who live in rural counties • New material on biomarkers, gene–environment interaction, and stress • Analysis of the role of the hidden curriculum in medical schools • Exiting the Affordable Care Act
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Pharmacology Essentials for Allied Health

Author: Jennifer Danielson,Jill Marquis,Skye McKennon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780763858599

Category: Allied health personnel

Page: 900

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Pharmacology Essentials for Allied Health covers the full range of pharmacology concepts at the need-to-know level. Content is organized by major body system to help students understand the connections between particular body systems and drug therapy.Features and BenefitsProvides essential content for students in a variety of allied health programs, including medical assisting courses.Teaches students about the major diseases and illnesses that originate in or affect body systems, along with the specific drug therapies used in their treatments.Features colorful, accurate photos, illustrations, and tables to enhance students' understanding of body systems, anatomic structures, medical disorders, medications, and auxiliary drug labels.Enhances students' ability to enter the workforce and advance in their jobs through integrated tips and information on career preparation, professionalism, and soft skills.Offers objective-based and performance-based assessments to gauge students' knowledge.
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Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public

A Summary of the February 2009 Summit

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309147316

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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The last century witnessed dramatic changes in the practice of health care, and coming decades promise advances that were not imaginable even in the relatively recent past. Science and technology continue to offer new insights into disease pathways and treatments, as well as mechanisms of protecting health and preventing disease. Genomics and proteomics are bringing personalized risk assessment, prevention, and treatment options within reach; health information technology is expediting the collection and analysis of large amounts of data that can lead to improved care; and many disciplines are contributing to a broadening understanding of the complex interplay among biology, environment, behavior, and socioeconomic factors that shape health and wellness. On February 25 - 27, 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened the Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public in Washington, DC. The summit brought together more than 600 scientists, academic leaders, policy experts, health practitioners, advocates, and other participants from many disciplines to examine the practice of integrative medicine, its scientific basis, and its potential for improving health. This publication summarizes the background, presentations, and discussions that occurred during the summit.
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Unequal Treatment:

Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (with CD)

Author: Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030908265X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of the quality of health care received. In Unequal Treatment, a panel of experts documents this evidence and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment. The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Patients' and providers' attitudes, expectations, and behavior are analyzed. How to intervene? Unequal Treatment offers recommendations for improvements in medical care financing, allocation of care, availability of language translation, community-based care, and other arenas. The committee highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve provider-patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. The book concludes with recommendations for data collection and research initiatives. Unequal Treatment will be vitally important to health care policymakers, administrators, providers, educators, and students as well as advocates for people of color.
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The Learning Healthcare System

Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133937

Category: Medical

Page: 374

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As our nation enters a new era of medical science that offers the real prospect of personalized health care, we will be confronted by an increasingly complex array of health care options and decisions. The Learning Healthcare System considers how health care is structured to develop and to apply evidence--from health profession training and infrastructure development to advances in research methodology, patient engagement, payment schemes, and measurement--and highlights opportunities for the creation of a sustainable learning health care system that gets the right care to people when they need it and then captures the results for improvement. This book will be of primary interest to hospital and insurance industry administrators, health care providers, those who train and educate health workers, researchers, and policymakers. The Learning Healthcare System is the first in a series that will focus on issues important to improving the development and application of evidence in health care decision making. The Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine serves as a neutral venue for cooperative work among key stakeholders on several dimensions: to help transform the availability and use of the best evidence for the collaborative health care choices of each patient and provider; to drive the process of discovery as a natural outgrowth of patient care; and, ultimately, to ensure innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.
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Beyond Flexner

Medical Education in the Twentieth Century

Author: Barbara M. Barzansky,Norman Gevitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313259845

Category: Education

Page: 246

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This book provides a comprehensive review of medical education in the 20th century. It takes the themes articulated in the Flexner Report of 1910 and traces their development. Those themes, many of which have not been discussed in other books, include the basic sciences, the clinical curriculum, women in medicine, black medical education, and sectarian medical education. Also covered are the evolution of the health care delivery system, trends in financing medical education, the use of outpatient settings for clinical education, the current status of the medical curriculum and needed changes, and health manpower needs. The final chapter discusses the current proposals for changes and how they relate to the problems and reforms of the Flexner era.
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All Together Healthy

Author: Andrew MacLeod

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1771621893

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Never before have individuals faced so much conflicting information about how to be healthy: a constant rotation of fad diets, extreme workout regimens and celebrity-endorsed supplements are regularly hyped as the latest cure for all modern ills. We also maintain a massive health care system that absorbs a steadily growing share of public spending. As health has increasingly come to occupy a prominent role in our lives and headlines, however, we’ve tended to ignore that many of the the most significant contributors to making and keeping us well lie outside both the medical system and our individual control—income, education, employment, housing, environmental factors and social supports. In All Together Healthy, award-winning author Andrew MacLeod digs deep to discover how to build a healthy society, examines inequities within Canada and draws on international comparisons to assess why Canada’s high spending on health care has failed to achieve better results. Meticulously researched and enlivened with interviews and personal stories, MacLeod explains the complexities of public health policy in an immediate and approachable way, making a passionate case for how best to maximize the health of the many. In Canada, this is a moment of political optimism, where the path to a healthier society seems possible, but it is uncertain whether promised changes will happen. All Together Healthy defines what’s at stake and articulates a vision of a future where the health and well-being of all citizens is of central importance.
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Health, Illness, and Society

An Introduction to Medical Sociology

Author: Steven E. Barkan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235012

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This engaging text provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Serving as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also presents a summary of the field for medical sociologists and for public health scholars and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its emphasis on the social roots of health and disease and on the impact of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The book also critically examines health care in the United States and around the world and evaluates the achievements and limitations of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other recent health care reform efforts. Pedagogical aids including chapter-opening Learning Questions and Health and Illness in the News vignettes and chapter-ending Summary and Key Terms sections. Most chapters also end with a Giving It Some Thought vignette in which students are presented with a hypothetical situation involving a health and society issue and asked to reflect on how they would respond in the situation. This text is accompanied by an ancillary package designed to enhance the learning experience of both instructors and students: The Instructor’s Manual provides a chapter outline, student learning objectives, sample syllabus, and suggested online resources. (Coming soon) The Test Bank includes multiple choice, true-false, and essay questions. (Coming soon)
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Uncontrolled Risk: Lessons of Lehman Brothers and How Systemic Risk Can Still Bring Down the World Financial System

Author: Mark Williams

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071749047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why was Lehman ignored when everyone else was bailed out? A risk advisor for top financial institutions and top B-school professor, Mark Williams explains how uncontrolled risk toppled a 158-year-old institution, using this story as a microcosm to illuminate the interconnection of the global financial system, as well as broader policy implications. This story is told through the eyes of an experienced risk manager and educator in a detailed and engaging way and provides the reader with a complete summary of how a savvy company with sophisticated employees and systems could have gotten it so wrong.
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Systematic

How Systems Biology Is Transforming Modern Medicine

Author: James R. Valcourt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632860317

Category: Science

Page: 288

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A brilliant young scientist introduces us to the fascinating field that is changing our understanding of how the body works and the way we can approach healing. SYSTEMATIC is the first book to introduce general readers to systems biology, which is improving medical treatments and our understanding of living things. In traditional bottom-up biology, a biologist might spend years studying how a single protein works, but systems biology studies how networks of those proteins work together--how they promote health and how to remedy the situation when the system isn't functioning properly. Breakthroughs in systems biology became possible only when powerful computer technology enabled researchers to process massive amounts of data to study complete systems, and has led to progress in the study of gene regulation and inheritance, cancer drugs personalized to an individual's genetically unique tumor, insights into how the brain works, and the discovery that the bacteria and other microbes that live in the gut may drive malnutrition and obesity. Systems biology is allowing us to understand more complex phenomena than ever before. In accessible prose, SYSTEMATIC sheds light not only on how systems within the body work, but also on how research is yielding new kinds of remedies that enhance and harness the body's own defenses.
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Healthcare 911

How America's Broken Healthcare System is Driving Doctors to Despair, Depriving Patients of Care, and Destroying Our Reputation in the World

Author: Bhupendra O. Khatri

Publisher: Henschelhaus Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781595985941

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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America's healthcare crisis - Is there a solution? In this era of corporate takeovers, the age-old art of medicine is the first casualty. At least one physician commits suicide every day! Countless others experience stress, depression, burnout, and medical conditions, ranging from obesity to heart attacks. Healthcare 911 pulls back the curtain on the causes and consequences of this crisis, as well as the future of the American system of caring for the sick if it is not solved.
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Elective Mutism: A Handbook for Educators, Counsellors and Health Care Professionals

Author: N.H. Hadley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401582831

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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Undeniably, language is at the core of human existence. Merleau-Ponty (1945) posited that thought and language are one - cognition being language; language, cognition. Although such a categorical stance can be challenged from a number of theoretical perspectives as dogmatic and nonveridical, the critical role of language in humanness is irrefutable. It is what defines and distinguishes creatures at the apex of the phylogenetic scale. The fact that cognition predates verbal fluency and can take various nonverbal forms does not diminish the pivotal role of language - it is a functional requisite, an imperative. More than a mere vehicle to express thought, it transforms, modifies and shapes much of cognition. It cannot be trivialized. On many grounds man is capably rivalled by lower forms of existence - the gazelle is more graceful; the lion is stronger; the cheetah is fleeter. It is through his use of symbols that man usurps the ascendant position. Cassirer in Essay on Man (1946) described man as animal symbolicum, the animal that creates symbols and a symbolic world. Through language, humans transcend time and are able to describe events temporally removed - to reflect on the past, to conjecture the future. With words man can paint pictures, muse and dream, embrace and console, persuade and corrupt, educate and be educated. Language is a preferred performatory domain, nowhere more than in Western Civilization.
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Schooling America

How the Public Schools Meet the Nation's Changing Needs

Author: Patricia Albjerg Graham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195315847

Category: Education

Page: 273

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In this informative volume, one of America's most esteemed historians of education offers a vibrant history of American education in the last century. Drawing on an array of sources, Graham offers an insightful look at what the public has sought from its educational institutions, what educators have delivered, and what remains to be done.
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