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Delivering Health Care In America: A Systems Approach [Paperback]

Leiyu Shi , Douglas A. Singh
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August 19, 2011 1449626505 978-1449626501 5
Given the recent and rapid developments in the delivery of health care in the United States, never has it been more important to have the most up-to-date resources for teaching students about this complex and dynamic industry. Now in its Fifth Edition, Delivering Health Care in America offers 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. Using a unique “systems” approach, this bestselling text 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. New to this Edition: New material on U.S. health reform New material on health reform in other countries New material on Healthy People 2020 New information on CMS’s innovative healthcare delivery New information on community health centers Introduction of the medical home concept Data update throughout the book Latest research findings as applicable Enhanced content on The Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010 Enhanced content on clinical guidelines Enhanced content on public health system and services Enhanced content on vulnerable populations Enhanced content on primary care from the Global Perspective Revised perspectives on the future of health care in America Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, TestBank Student Resources: Glossary, Flash Cards, Crosswords, Matching Questions, Web Links


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  • Series: Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach
  • Paperback: 638 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 5 edition (August 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449626505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449626501
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.8 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I hope to give a somewhat objective review of this book, having actually read it. When writing this there was only one review of this book that gives a more-than-a-little skewed overview(and the author obviously only skimmed through the table of contents rather than reading its content). In this review I will briefly discuss the books content and hopefully guide some potential purchasers to know whether this is the book they are looking for.

Its primary purpose is to provide an overview of the United States health care system. Additionally, it brings out some of the policy issues that the system is facing and as some of the history that led the system to where it is today.

Overall, I would say it succeeds at its first objective. While it doesn't get into all the specifics of the industry, it at least explains the major aspects of most of the health care system's components. If you want the nuances of a particular issue, you'll have to go to a different book or head to the academic literature. If you just want a basic idea of how the US health system functions, then this gives a decent overview.

The book struggles a bit more with the policy and history aspect. Anybody that has spent much time working in health policy knows that the historical events, the policy decisions and the unplanned results of legislation are so convoluted that it is impossible to cover them all in one book, let alone in just a few sections in one book. That said, if you, are starting from square one in regards to health policy and health care history, this does give you a very brief introduction, though the policy discussions are not as well-covered as the overview of the system as a whole.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Book February 6, 2014
By Alisha
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I was pleasantly surprised how well this book was laid out. It was easy to read and organized in a clear manner, that is hard to find in a lot of health care books. The only downside is that it is slightly out of date now, but only by a year. I also purchased this used and it looked brand new!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very very disappointed December 18, 2013
By Cath
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That was very unpleasant to have received a false copy of that book. At first i notice that the pages were different from my classmates book, but I said to myself maybe it was because it was a used book. Than three weeks after I started using that book, pages begun to fall apart. The worse part was that at the end of the semester when I was doing a take home exam that to my surprise NINE (9) pages were missing from that book. How can someone ripped another innocent person like that. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SELLER. VERY DISHONEST.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent November 1, 2013
By Hannah
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It is a text book, so its not the greatest light reading. The bias in insane! I totally align with the bias, so I do not mind, but some people have found it less agreeable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Overview September 8, 2013
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This book is a very nice overview for anyone who has little previous knowledge as to how the medical arena works. There are nuggets of information or great reminders through out the book for those who have worked in the medical world for some time. Overall this was a good buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Policy July 1, 2014
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Good resource for understanding the process of healthcare policies and the uniqueness of the process.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to understanding healthcare June 17, 2014
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For someone with little previous knowledge about healthcare, I found this book extremely useful in giving me a comprehensive introduction to the topic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book February 23, 2014
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This book really was straightforward. Very up to date regarding the Affordable Care Act and looking at the delivery of healthcare in America and abroad
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