Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System (5th Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Authors: Leiyu Shi, Douglas A. Singh
  • File Size: 4 MB
  • Format: PDF (original)
  • Length: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 5th edition
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07GH7V8R7
  • ISBN-10: 1284156729, 1284174972, 128417414X
  • ISBN-13: 9781284156720, 9781284174977, 9781284174144


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About The Author

Douglas A. Singh

Leiyu Shi

Leiyu Shi

Dr. Leiyu Shi, Ph.D., is a professor of health services research and health policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as director of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center. He received his doctoral education from the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in health policy and services research.

Dr. Shi also has a master's degree in business administration focusing on finance. His research focuses on health disparities, primary care, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies related to the association between primary care and health outcomes, particularly on the role of primary care in mediating the adverse impact of income inequality on health outcomes. He is also well known for his extensive research on vulnerable populations in the United States, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations in the areas of sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, experience under managed care, financial performance, and quality of care.

Professor Leiyu Shi is the author of over 9 textbooks and more than 150 scientific journals so far.

Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System 5th Edition (PDF) is a concise and clear distillation of the major topics covered in the best-selling Delivering Health Care in America by the same authors. Written with the undergraduate student in mind, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System 5e is a reader-friendly, well-organized resource that covers the major foundations, characteristics, and future of the U.S. health care system. The textbook clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

The 5th Edition examines the challenges of access, coverage, and the cost of health care, as well as the future of health care reform — including prospects for a single-payer system — in the context of the Affordable Care Act. Students will gain the necessary tools to understand the unique dynamics of the U.S. health care system within the larger context of global health care.

This thorough revision offers the latest health statistics and coverage of industry trends and changes such as:

  • Progress on the implementation of Healthy People 2020 and preparation for Healthy People 2030
  • The current status of managed care and our integrated delivery system under the Affordable Care Act
  • Recent quality initiatives from private sectors programs and the government to contain health care costs
  • Health care workforce challenges driven by the shift from patient-centered care to population health and the need for chronic disease managers
  • Socioeconomic and racial disparities in terms of quality of care, access to care, and health outcomes and regional, national, and local programs that address those disparities
  • New policies and laws such as the 21st Century Cures Act, The Drug Supply Chain Security Act, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

PLEASE NOTE: This purchase contains the original Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System 5th Edition ebook in original PDF format. access codes are NOT included.


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