Our Unsystematic Health Care System

Author: Grace Budrys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442210699

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 167

View: 2017

"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.

Unequal Health

How Inequality Contributes to Health or Illness

Author: Grace Budrys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742565084

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 3707

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.

How Nonprofits Work

Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Grace Budrys, PhD, Professor Emerita, Sociology and MPH Program, DePaul University

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442221062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 3777

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./span

Aging, Place, and Health

Author: William A. Satariano,Marlon Maus

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284069389

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 8059

Aging, Place, and Health: A Global Perspective examines the interplay of biological, social, and environmental factors affecting the health and well-being of aging individuals, their families, and communities. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, this book provides a clear, coherent structure to address the diversity of topics in this increasingly vital field. The second edition maintains the ecological approach using the same framework as in the first edition. The ecological model serves as a template for the organization of the book. The new edition provides a more global focus and introduces new topics such as the impact of technology. This edition also introduces a new co-editor as well as specific chapters prepared by leading experts in the field.

Introduction to Health Research Methods

Author: Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284094383

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 3906

A step-by-step guide to conducting research in medicine, public health, and other health sciences, this clear, practical, and straightforward text demystifies the research process and empowers students (and other new investigators) to conduct their own original research projects.

The Second Sickness

Contradictions of Capitalist Health Care

Author: Howard Waitzkin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461645565

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 7352

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 decision making. 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.

United States Health Care System

The Combining Business, Health, and Delivery

Author: Anne Austin,Victoria Wetle

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134297798

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 1785

"For introductory courses in Public Health and US Health System/Health Policy intended for community college students and lower-division four-year students enrolled in allied health programs." An engaging, easy-to-follow introduction to US health care "The United States Health Care System: Combining Business, Health, and Delivery, " is the most readable, student-friendly overview of the US healthcare system. Written simply and informally, it focuses on breadth rather than non-essential depth, giving even inexperienced students the knowledge they need to succeed. The unique approach illuminates the realities of the business side of healthcare as well as the practicalities of the delivery of healthcare. It addresses these questions: What is this business called healthcare? How do we pay for healthcare? Who provides healthcare? Where and how is healthcare provided? and What else is included? as well as related issues ranging from pharmaceuticals to research and prevention. To provide readers with the most up-to-date information, the Third Edition encompasses the many changes that have occurred both in healthcare and in the United States since the last edition was published."

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

View: 6202

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.

Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317211715

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 2230

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

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

View: 9445

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.

Pharmacology Essentials for Allied Health

Author: Jennifer Danielson,Jill Marquis,Skye McKennon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780763858599

Category: Allied health personnel

Page: 900

View: 2105

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.

Beyond Flexner

Medical Education in the Twentieth Century

Author: Barbara M. Barzansky,Norman Gevitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313259845

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 1528

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.

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

View: 3604

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.

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

View: 1714

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.

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

View: 3780

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.

Women and Crime

A Text/Reader

Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412987504

Category: Social Science

Page: 641

View: 9619

Women and Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.

Service Operations Management

Author: Robert Johnston,Graham Clark,Michael Shulver

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0273740490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 2518

This international market-leading book, aimed at both students and practising managers, provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to service operations management. Building on the basic principles of operations management, the authors examine the operations decisions that managers face in controlling their resources and delivering services to their customers.

Standard Work for Lean Healthcare

Author: Thomas L. Jackson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466503254

Category: Medical

Page: 124

View: 7546

Proven to increase efficiencies in the manufacturing sector, Standard Work has become a key element in reducing process waste, ensuring patient safety, and improving healthcare services. Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare Series, this reader-friendly book builds on the success of the bestselling, Standard Work for the Shopfloor. Standard Work for Lean Healthcare explains how to apply this powerful Lean tool to increase patient safety and reduce the cost of providing healthcare services. It illustrates how standardization can help you establish best practices for performing daily work and why it should be the cornerstone for all of your continuous improvement efforts. Presented in an easy-to-assimilate format, the book describes work in terms of cycle time, work in process, takt time, and layout. It also: Defines the key concepts of standard work and explores the essential elements of a continuous improvement culture Provides detailed guidance through the process of creating, maintaining, and improving standards Illustrates the application of standardization and standard work in healthcare with a range of examples Includes access to helpful websites and further reading on standardization, standard work, the 5S System, and Lean healthcare A joint effort between the Rona Consulting Group and Productivity Press, this book presents invaluable insights from pioneers in Lean thinking to help you avoid common mistakes that can lead to unnecessary wastes of time and resources. Each richly illustrated chapter includes a chapter summary, reflection questions, and margin assists that highlight key terms, how-to steps, and healthcare examples—making this an essential resource for healthcare professionals starting out on their Lean journey.