Table of contents for The U.S. health care delivery system : fundamental facts, definitions, and statistics / Kim M. Garber, editor.


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Chapter 1 Patient Care     Kim M. Garber ............      . .. .... ..   ........ 1
Patients  ..                            .........         ...........
Demographics  . . ..  .... . .        .......    .    ........ .    . 1
Health  Status  ........   .  .                .    ..  .  ...... . ..  2
Health  Care Overview  .......... ..   ..                 ...........   4
Health Services Utilization Overview    ............       ....... 4
Selected Trends in Medical Practice . . . . . . . . . . .  .  . . . . . . .  . 6
Chapter 2 Caregivers   Sara A. Bealey . . . . .  . . . . . . .     . . . . . . . .  . 11
Health Manpower Overview . . . . . . . . . . .  .          . . . . . . . .  . 11
National Overview  ..........                   .     ... ........ . 11
Local Economy .      .... .     ..                             ..   12
Health  Manpower Issues  ..........    .        . .... ..... ...... 13
Health  Care Professions  . ............   .    . ........           .  15
Physicians . ... .......... .                        ....   ...... . 15
Nurses  ..........  .  .. .                  ... ...........     .   21
Other Health Professionals       . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  . . . . . . . 27
Invisible  Caregivers    . . ....... ..      .  ... . .   ........ . .27
Chapter 3 Facilities  Rebeccaj. Marthey .        . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . .  . .35
Hospitals ........... .  . .  .      .. .     ...................35
Looking Back at Our Roots         . . . . . . . . . .  .  . . . . . . . .  . .36
Community Hospitals ........     . ....            .  . . . . . .   36
Limited-Service Providers  . . . . . . . . . .        .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   . .37
Teaching  Hospitals  .. . .  . .  . .....  .         .    .  .  .  .   . . .  .  . . 38
Utilization  Trends  ..........  .    . ......   .. .  .  ........ .  39
Issues  ...........  ...                .   .    ...   .. ......  .   40
Ambulatory Care Centers . . . . . . . . .          . ..   . . . . . . . . . . .40
Ambulatory Surgery Centers . . . . . . . . . .  ... .  . . . ... . . .41
Diagnostic Imaging Centers .... . . . . . .   .  .        . . . . . .  . 41
Urgent-Care Centers  .........        .           . .  .  .......... 41
Long-Term  Care Facilities  . . . . . . . . . . . ..  ..      .  ...   . .  .   . .41
Nursing  Homes  ............ .. .  ....  .  ....................   41
Other Types of Long-Term Care . . . . ..           .  . . . . . . . . .  . 42
Health Systems and Networks . . . . .. . .  . . .   .......  .  . .. . .   . . .42
Health  Systems  . .  . . ... . .  ...  .. . ....    ...........  .42
Networks  .......   . ..                            .  .....    .    .. 43
Mergers and Acquisitions ...........  .      .      ...........    43
Chapter 4 Money      Diana Culbertson .... . . . .                    . . . . . . . . . 47
Health  Spending  ...        ..  .           .   .  ...........     ... 47
Financing  Health  Care  ........ . ..... .... ..... . .....        .  .48
Overview  ........  .    .                ..........     . .  . ..  48
Medicare  ..........                        ......        .  .. ..   48
Medicaid  ............ ...                      .      ..51
CHIP and Other Government Programs .        . .. .      . . .. ..... 52
Private Insurers and Managed Care . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . ..... 52
Hospital Finances  . . . . . . . . .                    . . . . . . . .  . .55
Chapter 5 Government and Other Types
of Oversight jeanette M. Harlow . . . . . . . . .        . . . . . . . .  . .61
Federal Government ......     .                            . ........ .62
Role, Priorities, and Trends    . . . . . . . . .     .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .   . .62
Key Federal Departments and Agencies ...... ... . . . . . .. .    . .65
Selected Laws That Affect Hospitals .. .6 .....  .  ..  . ..  . . . . . . .68
State Government ........  ..                             .....    .   .. 70
Role, Priorities, and Trends  . . ....  .  . . .      .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .   . .70
Key Areas of State Oversight Activity .. . . .. . ..... .  . ...... . 70
Local Government  .........                  ........      ..... .  .  72
Role, Priorities, and Trends  ...............                     . 72
Other Types of Oversight . . . . . . . .  ..... . ..      .. . ....... . . 72
Overview  ....... ..  .  .... . .  .....  ...           .. ........   72
What Are the Key Organizations?       . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .. .... 73



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Medical care United States, Medical care United States Forecasting, Social medicine United States, Delivery of Health Care organization & administration United States, Delivery of Health Care trends United States