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Delivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
A Systems Approach

Author(s): Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center
Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics, Indiana University at South Bend
  • ISBN-13: 9781284124491
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     646 pages      © 2019
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Each new print copy of Delivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center.

Delivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition is 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, the 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.

With updated data and figures throughout, the new seventh edition is a thorough revision that highlights many new trends in health care; examines current challenges in cost, access, and quality; and explores the legacy of Obamacare and the future of health care reform in view of the new presidency.

The Seventh Edition covers:

  • New trends in health care
  • Chronic conditions in the U.S. along with updated information on global pandemics and infectious diseases
  • Healthy People 2020 goals
  • Implications of healthcare professional shortage and the major issues in healthcare workforce after the ACA
  • New regulations for medical devices and the impact medical technology and technology assessment.
  • Current information on health insurance
  • New assessments of patient-centered medical homes in primary care; primary care providers in other countries; and current developments in alternative medicine 
  • Updates on hospital utilization and costs.
  • Experiences with CO-OPs and ACOs under Obamacare.
  • Perspectives on community-based LTC. Trends in institutional care.
  • The uninsured after the ACA; the current status of the homeless; the plight of mental health and healthcare; the quality of care indicators
  • Current challenges in health care cost, access, and quality; pay-for-performance in healthcare
  • The critical policy issues; future health policy issues/challenges in both US and abroad
Chapter  1  An Overview of US Health Care Delivery
Part  I  Systems Foundations
Chapter  2  Beliefs, Values, and Health
Chapter  3  The Evolution of Health Services in the United States
Part  II  System Resources
Chapter  4  Health Services Professionals
Chapter  5  Medical Technology
Chapter  6  Health Services Financing
Part  III  System Processes
Chapter  7  Outpatient and Primary Care Services
Chapter  8  Inpatient Facilities and Services
Chapter  9  Managed Care and Integrated Organizations
Chapter  10  Long-Term Care
Chapter  11  Health Services for Special Populations
Part  IV  System Outcomes
Chapter  12  Cost, Access, and Quality
Chapter  13  Health Policy
Part  V  System Outlook
Chapter  14  The Future of Health Services Delivery

Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA-Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center

Dr. Leiyu Shi is professor of health policy and health services research in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center. Prior to his academic positions, Dr. Shi worked in the public health field focusing on community-based primary care and vulnerable populations. He received his doctoral education from the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in health policy and services research. He also has a master’s in business administration focusing on finance. Dr. Shi’s research focuses on primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies about 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. Dr. Shi is also well known for his extensive research on the nation’s vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations, including their sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care. Dr. Shi is the author of nine textbooks and more than 150 scientific journal articles.

Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA-Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics, Indiana University at South Bend

Dr. Singh teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health care delivery, policy, finance, and management in the School of Business and Economics and in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University-South Bend. He has authored/coauthored four books and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Before pursuing an academic career, he spent over 15 years in the long-term care industry and held positions of administrator, regional manager, vice president, and consultant. He was awarded the long-term care research award by the Foundation of American College of Health Care Administrators in 1995.

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