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.
Dr. Leiyu Shi is Professor of health policy and management from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management. He is also Director of Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center. He serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Equity in Health. He received his doctoral education from University of California Berkeley majoring in health policy and services research. He also has a masters in business administration focusing on finance. Dr. Shi’s research and practice focus on primary care, hospitals, health care systems, community health centers, 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. Shiis also one of the developers of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Assessment Tools that have been widely used internationally to measure primary health care performance at the individual, practice, and system levels. Dr. Shi has consulted extensively for hospitals, health care systems, and international agencies. He is a well-known expert on innovative practices and systems change. Dr.Shi is the author of twelve textbooks and over 250 scientific journal articles. He is named by Thomson Reuters in 2014 as among the top cited (and therefore most influential) scientists in the world in the area of Social Science general.^Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics, Indiana University at South Bend.