- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 6 edition (May 25, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082610214X
- ISBN-13: 978-0826102140
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 6th Edition
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"Dr. Jonas has been a voice in the wilderness preaching sense about both health and health services for years. He clearly identifies the problems and issues facing the system and its beneficiaries, based upon the evidence he has carefully marshaled for the reader...and he challenges the reader to make sense out of the facts, understanding the evidence within a historical and international context, and come up with judgments on needed changes and how to go about making them, starting with the facts which he so generously provides you." --From the Foreword by Anthony R. Kovner, PhD Professor of Health Policy and Management New York University"
"This book before you offers an excellent short introduction to the U.S. health care system. I hope that after you master its contents you will be part of the solution to reforming health care in the United States rather than just standing by the wayside; perhaps even working to improve access, improve quality and contain cost."
--from the Foreword by Anthony R. Kover, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management
New York University--Wagner School of Public Service
Editor-in-Chief, Jonas-Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 8th ed.
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Even for a textbook, the diction and presentation of the information is beyond boring. To make it worse, the author never explains the information when he introduces it; he simply puts a parenthesis stating "Go to chapter x for more information." I can understand doing this in certain cases, but when you have literally five of those things in a simple paragraph, it just becomes ridiculous.
Secondly, the bias against Republicans and Republican administration in this work is palpable, almost to the point of being droll. While the author does admit his personal feelings and bias about the subject will inevitably leak into his words, he should at least TRY to be objective, or at least make it less obvious.
In summary, do not buy this book.