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Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach, Third Edition Paperback – September, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0763731991 ISBN-10: 0763731994 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 652 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 3rd edition (September 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763731994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763731991
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,317,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...very interesting and informative to those in the health care "system" of America...worth adding to your library."(AAMA Executive -- Journal of the American Academy of Medical Administrators) -- AAMA Executive (journal of the American Academ

"Let me begin by saying that I liked this book very much...will be well received within the academic community." -- University of North Carolina at Charlotte, June 7, 2001

For anyone returning to the U.S. to practice in health care, this book provides the missing evolutionary pieces that "time away" may have created." -- Hanrahan, Susan, PT, PhD, Physical Therapy, March 2001 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Nicely written book, easy to view text.
Sharron Easinsky
We all know health care needs fixing around here, but I rather expect a more balanced view from a textbook.
Carolle
The book is a good basic introduction to the American health care system.
Nathan Jones

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Jones on November 13, 2002
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The book is a good basic introduction to the American health care system. If you are doing advanced health policy research this book is not for you. If you are teaching a class for undergraduates (or are someone who wants to know about 'nuts and bolts' issues) this would be perfect. For what it does (basic intro), it does well but do not look for sophisticated analysis here.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James C. Samans on December 1, 2008
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Almost every class has a textbook, and almost every professor assures his or her students that his or class' particular textbook is worth buying. Rarely is this true. In the case of Shi & Singh's book, though, I actually agree.

I bought this book for the first course that I took on the U.S. healthcare system. I was skeptical but Shi & Singh quickly won me over with their excellent writing, which presents the material in quick, readable fashion and stays relevent and fresh throughout.

Some might see "bias" here, because the authors are quite clear from the start that the U.S. healthcare "system"--I use the quotes because one thing that this text makes clear is that America has no system at all--is fundamentally flawed. To me, that is not bias, because it is a point on which virtually everyone agrees. Moreover, while Shi & Singh do advocate for the creation of a true system, they do not limit their approach to one model. It is when one contrasts Singapore's true-market model with Britain's pure-national model that one comes to grasp how bizarre and nonsensical the American approach to healthcare really is, a solution that satisfies no one and does little if anything efficiently from either a market or a social perspective.

I came to Amazon.com today to sell back my books from this semester. The others have been posted. Shi & Singh's Delivering Health Care, however, is a rare example of a text that will be staying on my shelf. I recommend this book to everyone interested in understanding healthcare in America.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Roberta J. Aberle on February 17, 2007
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This is one of the worst text books I have ever used for a course. The content is dense and difficult.

Chapters are not well outlined and don't follow sequence provided in text.

Too many inconsistencies in the data and materials. Chapter 12, page 524 says that the HEDIS quality review has 56 measures, the glossary says 71. This is only one of many I identified. I spotted far too many grammatical errors, incomplete sentences and more for a 3rd Edition book.

It is more than obvious that some updates have occured in certain sections but have not been rolled throughout the entire text. This textbook is in dire need of an overhaul and condensing. Major points are diluted with it's over-complicated verbiage, poor flow and lack of comprehensive outline.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Severson on May 22, 2008
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Poorly written and highly un-edited. The authors make strong and slanted statements throughout the book, stating things as factual rather than the opinions they truly are. There is little citation of research references when there certainly should be. Poor, poor quality text book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dog and Owner on February 6, 2009
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We're using this text in an intro to health care delivery for an MPH program. While I don't disagree with the authors and their bend toward a different health care system, I must say that the text often seems biased. The criticism of a medical treatment model is clear, but few disadvantages of MCOs have been as forthright. It seems to me that the job of textbooks should be to present the facts, or at least disguise the authors' preferences a little...for ex, the text clearly paints a picture of the AMA's role in manipulating the health delivery system in favor of higher status for a medical model and the perpetuation of doctors' power and prestige, then a few chapters later portrays the current system as a reflection of American culture and values. Seems that the system is a reflection of the power of the AMA, mostly upper class white men, than a reflection of me or America.
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I took a summer class which used this book. It was interesting and very easy reading. If one works in the health field like I do, it reminded me of some issues and gave me other issues to think about. I would recommend it to a person who wanted a good overview of healthcare in the US, compared to other countries. The charts were easy to understand and the book was not full of charts and graphs that were unnecessary.
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By S. Foster on January 19, 2014
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If you ever wanted to know about the history of health care in America, this is the book to read. From how doctors were originally trained to laws such as Medicare and Social Security, this book has it all. My only suggestion, don't read it in bed. It will put you to sleep. A good remedy for insomnia.
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By Alta Pruyn on August 29, 2013
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This book was in good condition. This book was a good book for the class it was for in school.
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