Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States

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Author: James Knickman, PhD, Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2024
ISBN 10: 0826173039
ISBN 13: 9780826173034
eISBN: 9780826173041
Edition: 13th
Newly revised and significantly updated, Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 13th Edition continues to be a highly acclaimed and trusted resource covering all aspects of health care in the United States. This comprehensive textbook contains information on a wide array of topics, including the organization of care, population health, the fundamental challenges of health disparities, health care financing and economics, and health information technology's role in improving care and protecting privacy. New chapters on public health preparedness and its role in mitigating effects on health and the health system, and the medical and social challenges of caring for older adults provide insight into important, ongoing challenges and what those challenges reflect about our system of care. With an increased emphasis on health disparities, population health, and health equity, this textbook includes a timely focus on how social and behavioral determinants influence health outcomes. Students will gain a deeper understanding of public health systems and their societal role and of the economic perspectives that drive health care managers and the system. Thorough coverage of the rapid changes that are reshaping our system, in addition to an evaluation of our nation's achievement of health care value, will equip students with the critical knowledge they need to enter this dynamic and complex field. The book also includes cutting-edge, evidence-based information on preventive medicine, innovative approaches to control health care costs, initiatives to achieve high quality and value-based care, and much more from prominent scholars, practitioners, and educators within health care management, public health, population health, health policy, medical care, and nursing. Key Features: *New chapters on Public Health Preparedness and Caring for Older Adults *Expanded coverage on health disparities and health equity, public health systems and their societal role, and the economic perspectives driving health care managers and the system *Careers in Focus sections provide perspectives from a range of career paths in the health sector and how they contribute to the health care workforce *Case Exercises and Discussion Questions have been expanded for all chapters *Digital access to the entire text, including four supplementary eChapters that provide an engaging visual overview of trends in health care and detail the Affordable Care Ave--including its history and implementation, updates to the law, and changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic *Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers, and qualified instructors also have access to a full suite of instructor resources
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