Description : Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives explores the health systems of 17 countries through comparative study. Using a consistent framework, the chapters offer an overview of each countrys history, geography, government, and economy, as well as a detailed analysis of the countrys healthcare system facilities, workforce, technology, cost, quality, and access. Current and emerging issues are also explored. The book concludes with a look at the changing U.S. healthcare system and the global challenges and opportunities for health.
Description : The Second Edition of Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective offers new perspectives in health administration, public health, and public policy that address evidence-based approaches to health system improvement; systems thinking at the policy level; integrated information management; macro and micro innovation, and systems sustainability. Part I offers introduces foundational concepts including health and disease; and policy and economics. Two new chapters explore innovation and sustainability; and the role and contributions of non-governmental organizations. In Part II, the health systems of 19 countries are each examined in their own chapter, that carefully explores the country’s geography and culture, the history of its health system, followed by a detailed evaluation of cost, quality, access and innovation.
Description : The health care industry currently provides over 13 million jobs with a projected 27 percent increase over the next decade the largest increase of any other industry. Given these trends, a basic understanding of the U.S. health care system is important to students across many disciplines including business, law, health administration, pre-medicine, nursing, allied health, public health, and more. This combination textbook and activity workbook gives students a fundamental understanding of the basic concepts of the U.S. healthcare system. Written with the undergraduate in mind, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System uses simple, reader-friendly language and features hands-on exercises that engage the student in active learning. Each chapter offers a vocabulary crossword puzzle, a vocabulary exercise, real life exercises, and Internet exercises.
Description : This book is a primer focusing on systems thinking as it spans the domains of health administration, public health, and clinical practice. Currently, the accrediting commissions within public health, health administration, and nursing are including systems thinking as part of the core competencies in their respective fields and professions. Meanwhile, academic programs do not have the materials, other than journal articles, to give students the requisite understanding of systems thinking as is expected of the next generation of health professionals. This primer is designed to meet that void and serve as a supplemental reading for this important and timely topic. This is the only book of its kind that provides a broad introduction and demonstration of the application of health systems thinking.
Description : Decentralizing Health Services A Global Perspective Krishna Regmi, editor Current economic, demographic, and environmental shifts are presenting major challenges to health care systems around the world. In response, decentralization--the transfer of control from central to local authorities--is emerging as a successful means of meeting these challenges and reducing inequities of care. But as with health care itself, one size does not fit all, and care systems must be responsive to global reality as well as local demand. Decentralizing Health Services explores a variety of applications of decentralization to health care delivery in both the developing and developed worlds. Outfitted with principles, blueprints, and examples, this ambitious text clearly sets out the potential role of decentralized care as a major player in public health. Its models of service delivery illustrate care that is effective, inclusive, flexible, and in tune with the current era of preventive and evidence-based healthcare . Contributors point out opportunities, caveats, and controversies as they: Clarify the relationships among decentralization, politics, and policy Differentiate between political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization in health care systems Consider public/private partnerships in health systems Explain how the effects of decentralization can be evaluated. Present the newest data on the health outcomes of decentralization Explore some challenges and global issues of health systems in the 21st century And each chapter features learning goals, discussion questions, activities, and recommendations for further reading Heralding changes poised to revolutionize care, Decentralizing Health Services will broaden the horizons of researchers and administrators in health services, health economics, and health policy
Description : Under the direction of new lead editors, Leiyu Shi and James A. Johnson, the new Third Edition of Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management examines the many events, advances, and challenges in the United States and the world since the publication of the prior edition of the book.With contributions from experts in areas ranging from workforce to community-based prevention to emergency preparedness, this timely and thorough revision offers detailed, comprehensive coverage of current, relevant issues for students as well as practicing public health administrators. This edition also addresses new perspectives of evidence-based public health, systems thinking, accountable care organizations, social entrepreneurship, integrated information management, disaster preparedness and response, and social media.New to this Edition:* New team of seasoned co-editors, Leiyu Shi and James A. Johnson.* Streamlined chapters with new chapter objectives and discussion questions to enhance the classroom experience for students. * New chapters on public health policy, social determinants of health, public health systems research, social marketing, social entrepreneurship for public health, and global health.* New student Navigate Companion Website with interactive learning materials to engage students in learning.Instructor Resources: Instructor Manual, PowerPoint, Test BankStudent Resources: Companion Website
Description : Health Care Social Work aims to directly empower health care social workers around the world by providing valuable new information about the breadth and depth of the profession's health care contributions, legislative and policy influences upon practice, and implications for future practice and growth in different nations. Written by scholars and practitioners of health care social work from around the world, chapters encourage comparative analysis of distant health care social work practice as a means of supporting meaningful change on a local level and contributing to public health in a way that transcends boundaries and makes a difference globally. Readers will gain an opportunity to examine their assumptions about health care social work practice and reflect meaningfully upon less familiar techniques and approaches as a way of prompting problem-solving with an expanded frame of reference.
Description : "World Health Systems Challenges and Perspectives, Second Edition, focuses on the realities of 26 health systems around the world. The majority of chapters are written by a representative of each country, who gives readers a first-hand glimpse at the country's health system and the health status. Six introductory chapters provide a framework to help you understand key concepts applicable to all health systems. New introductory chapters focus on defining a health system, health system strengthening, health system regulation, and the politics of health system reform. With discussions of infrastructures as diverse as those found in Japan, Brazil, and Kenya, the authors profile each country's health system organization, current and emerging health policy issues, cost and financing of healthcare, health resources and delivery, and future health outlook."--Back cover.
Description : This comprehensive textbook analyzes the ethical issues of health and health care in global perspective. Ideal for students of public health, medicine, nursing and allied health professions, public policy, and ethics, the book helps students in all these areas to develop important competencies in their chosen fields. Applying a comparative, or multicultural, approach, the book compares different perspectives on ethical issues in various countries and cultures, such as informed consent, withholding or withdrawing treatment, physician-assisted suicide, reproductive health issues, research with human subjects, the right to health care, rationing of limited resources, and health system reform. Applying a transnational, or cross-border, approach, the book analyzes ethical issues that arise from the movement of patients and health professionals across national borders, such as medical tourism and transplant tourism, ethical obligations to provide care for undocumented aliens, and the “brain drain” of health professionals from developing countries. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes selected readings which provide diverse perspectives of people from different countries and cultures in their own words. Each chapter contains an introductory section centered on a specific topic and explores the different ways in which the topic is viewed around the globe. Ethics in Health Services and Policy is designed to promote student participation and offers methods of activity-based learning, including factual scenarios for analysis and discussion of specific ethical issues.