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This course provides a broad overview of the various functions of the United States health care system. The historical evolution of health care is examined. The student is introduced to the various forms of provider models and service delivery systems found in private and public health sectors, including ambulatory, acute, mental, and long-term care. The financing aspects of health care and their influence on health care delivery and quality are outlined.
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Austin, A., & Wetle, V. (2012).The United States health care system: Combining business, health, and delivery (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Barsukiewicz, C. K., Raffel, M. W., & Raffel, N. K. (2010). The U.S. health system: Origins and functions (6th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
|Week One: Overview of the Health Care System | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe how the evolution of health care delivery in the United States affects the current | | | | |health care system. | | | | |Identify factors that influence health care utilization. | | | |Reading | |Read the Week One Read Me First. | |Read Ch. 1 of The United States Health Care System. | |Read Ch. 10 of The United States Health Care System. | |Read Ch. 13 of The United States Health Care System. | |Read Ch. 4 of The U.S. Health System. | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings....