Title Jonas & Kovner’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 12/e
Author James R. Knickman, Brian Elbel
ISBN 9780826172723
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 470
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
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This fully updated and revised 12th edition of the highly acclaimed textbook on health care delivery provides graduate and undergraduate students with a comprehensive survey of health care in the United States with topics ranging from the organization of care, the politics surrounding health care in the United States, to population health and vulnerable populations, health care costs and value, health care financing, and health information technology. Chapters provide thorough coverage of the rapid changes that are reshaping our system and the extent of our nation’s achievement of health care value and the Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. With an emphasis on population health and public health, this text includes a timely focus on how social and physical environments influence health outcomes. Prominent scholars, practitioners, and educators within public health, population health, health policy, healthcare management, medical care, and nursing present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on social and behavioral determinants of health and health equity, immigrant health, health care workforce challenges, preventive medicine, innovative approaches to control health care costs, initiatives to achieve high quality and value-based care, and much more.

Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration, nursing, and public health, the text addresses all complex core issues surrounding our health care system and health policy, such as the challenges to health care delivery, the organization and politics of care, and comparative health systems. Organized in a readable and accessible format, contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system, and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health. The 12th edition features the contributions of such luminaries as former editor Anthony R. Kovner, Michael K. Gusmano, Carolyn M. Clancy, Marc N. Gourevitch, Joanne Spetz, James Morone, Karen DeSalvo, and Christy Harris Lemak, among others. Chapters include audio chapter summaries with discussion of newsworthy topics, learning objectives, discussion questions, case exercises, and new charts and tables with concrete health care data. Included for instructors are an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, Syllabus, Test Bank, Image Bank, supplemental e-chapter on A Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery, access to an annual ACA update and health policy changes, extra cases and syllabus specifically for nurses, and a transition guide bridging the 11th and 12th editions.

Key Features:

  • Three completely revised chapters on the politics of health care, vulnerable populations, and health information technology
  • Expanded coverage on population health and population health management, health equity, influences of social determinants on health behavior and outcomes, health education planning, health workforce challenges, national and regional quality improvement initiatives and more
  • Revised e-Chapter providing A Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery and Image Bank for the 12th Edition
  • Access to Springer Publishing Company’s annual ACA update
  • Audio podcasts provide summaries for each chapter with real-world context of topics featured in the news
  • New appendix with overview of U.S. Government Public Health Agencies
  • Access to fully searchable ebook, including extra e-chapters and student ancillaries on Springer Publishing Connect
  • Full Instructor Packet including Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint slides, Image Bank, and Case Exercises for Nursing Instructors


List of Features

Foreword by Anthony R. Kovner, PhD


Organization of This Book


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Part I: Health Policy

Chapter 1: The Challenge of Health Care Delivery and Health Policy (Brian Elbel and James R. Knickman) • Introduction • The Importance of Good Health to American Life • Defining Characteristics of the U.S. Health System • Major Issues and Concerns • Key Stakeholders Influencing the Health System • Organization of This Book • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Health Care Delivery Plan • Discussion Questions • Reference

Chapter 2: Organization of Care (Amy Yarbrough Landry and Cathleen O. Erwin) • Introduction • Description of the Current Care Delivery System • The Future of the Delivery System • Best Practices • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Innovative Ideas • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 3: The Politics of Health Care in the United States (Rogan Kersh and James Morone) • Introduction • Health Care Infrastructure and Spending: Many Dollars, to What Effect? • Who Pays? The Politics of Medicare, Medicaid, and Much More • The Politics of Providing Equitable Health Services • How Personal Health Decisions Become Public: The Case of Obesity • Conclusion: Better National Health Ahead? • Case Exercise—Insurance Plans • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 4: Comparative Health Systems (Michael K. Gusmano and Victor G. Rodwin) • Introduction • Health System Models • NHS and NHI Systems Compared With the United States • The Health Systems in England, Canada, France, and China • Lessons • Case Exercise—European Lessons Learned • Discussion Questions • References

Part II: Keeping Americans Healthy

Chapter 5: Population Health (Pamela G. Russo and Marc N. Gourevitch) • Introduction • The Population Health Model • The Medical Model • Comparing the Medical and Population Health Models • The Influence of Social Determinants on Health Behavior and Outcomes • Leading Determinants of Health: Weighting the Different Domains • Health Policy and Returns on Investment • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Sodium and its Effects on Our Health • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 6: Public Health: A Transformation in the 21st Century (Laura C. Leviton, Paul L. Kuehnert, and Kathryn E. Wehr) • Overview of a Complex Infrastructure • Public Health Requires a Collective Response from Society • Public Health is Different from Individual Health Care • The Core Functions of Public Health Define Essential Public Health Activities • Governmental Agencies Have Legal Authority for the Core Functions • Social, Economic, and Political Forces are Transforming Public Health • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Cure For Birth Defects Policy Options • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 7: Health and Behavior (Brian Elbel, Elaine F. Cassidy, Matthew D. Trujillo, and C. Tracy Orleans) • Introduction • Behavioral Risk Factors: Overview and National Goals • Changing Health Behavior: Closing the Gap Between Recommended and Actual Health Lifestyle Practices • The Role and Impact of Primary Care Interventions • Multilevel Models For Population-Based Health Behavior Change • Changing Provider Behavior: Closing the Gap Between Best Practice and Usual Care • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Comprehensive Plan for Addressing Risk Factors • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 8: Vulnerable Populations: Meeting the Health Needs of Populations Facing Health Inequities
(Monique J. Vasquez, Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, Elizabeth A. Ward, and Lourdes J. Rodríguez) • Introduction • Understanding Factors and Systems that Impact People Disproportionately Affected by Health Inequities • The Growing Number of Health Inequities • Uneven Footing After the Great Recession and a Strained Social Service Sector • Organization and Financing of Health Care, Population/Public Health/Prevention, and Other Services for Populations Experiencing Health Inequities • Rural Health Clinics and Rural Health Networks • Social Service Needs • Federal and State Financing of Care for Vulnerable Populations • Challenges for Service Delivery and Payment • Emerging and Tested Ideas for Better Health Delivery • Case Exercise 8.1—Patient Engagement: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Department of Family Medicine’s Patient-Centered Medical Home • Case Exercise 8.2—Integrated Care: Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers • Opportunities in the ACA to Meet Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations • Conclusion • Case Exercise 8.3—Plan for Refugees • Discussion Questions • References

Part III: Medical Care: Treating Americans’ Medical Problems

Chapter 9: The Health Workforce (Joanne Spetz and Susan A. Chapman) • Introduction • Who Is Part of the Health Workforce? • Traditional Approaches to Health Workforce Planning • Health Workforce Education • Critical Issues for the Health Workforce • Conclusion: Building the Future Health Care Workforce • Case Exercise—Workforce Recruitment Plan • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 10: Health Care Financing (James R. Knickman) • Introduction • General Overview of Health Care Financing • What the Money Buys and Where It Comes From • How Health Insurance Works • How Providers are Paid for the Health Services They Deliver • Specialized Payment Approaches Used by Payers • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Becoming an Accountable Care Organization Versus Not Becoming an Accountable Care Organization • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 11: Health Care Costs and Value (David C. Radley and John Marchica) • Introduction • Spending Levels and Cost Growth • Defining and Measuring Value in Health Care • Cost Drivers and Barriers to Value • Initiatives to Address Expenditure/Value Tradeoffs • Delivery System Reform • State-Driven Value-Based Initiatives • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Monitoring of Value • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 12: High-Quality Health Care (Carolyn M. Clancy and Irene Fraser) • Introduction • Defining Quality • How are We Doing? • How Do We Improve Quality? • How Do We Incentivize Quality Care? • What are Major Recent Developments Affecting Quality? • Core Competencies for Health Administrators • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Using Data to Support Sustainability • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 13: Health Care Management (Anthony R. Kovner and Christy Harris Lemak) • Introduction • Governance, Performance and Accountability • The Complex Tasks of Leadership and Management • Evidence-Based Management • Challenges Managers Face • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Strategic Plan Report • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 14: Health Information Technology (Karen B. DeSalvo and Y. Claire Wang) • Introduction • Health Data Needs and IT Use Cases • Case Exercise 14.1—NYC Macroscope • HIT Interoperability • Standards • Driving Forces Shaping the Use of Data and HIT • Case Exercise 14.2—Avera Health • Challenges to More Effective Use of Information and Data • Privacy and Security • Current Marketplace and Emerging Opportunities • Conclusion • Case Exercise 14.3—Electronic Health Records • Discussion Questions • References

Part IV: Future of U.S. Health Care

Chapter 15: The Future of Health Care Delivery and Health Policy (James R. Knickman and Brian Elbel) • Introduction • Forces Shaping Change in the Health System • Key Challenges that Will Receive Attention in Upcoming Years • Future Prospects for Different Stakeholders in the Health Enterprise • Conclusion • Case Exercise—Payments and Budget Caps in Medicare • Discussion Questions • References

Appendix: U.S. Government Public Health Agencies



About the Editors:

James R. Knickman, PhD, is the Robert Derzon Chair in Public and Health Affairs at New York University with joint appointments at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and at NYU Langone Medical School’s Department of Population Health. He has spent four decades splitting his time between academe and the philanthropic sector. His work focuses on health policy and he has played many roles both as a researcher and a leader in philanthropy to advance the use of public policy to improve the American health care system. He was a Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and President of the New York State Health Foundation. He has a PhD in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate work at Fordham University. He serves on the Board of Directors at three non-profit organizations, including chairing the National Council on Aging.

Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor of Population Health and Health Policy at the New York University School of Medicine, where he heads the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation within the Department of Population Health, and at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is the Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Science and Research of NYU Langone Health and the Director of the NYU Langone Comprehensive Program on Obesity. He studies how individuals make decisions that influence their health, with a particular emphasis on evaluation, obesity, and food choice. His work uses behavioral economics to understand health decision-making among vulnerable groups, and the role and influence of public policy on these decisions. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has been featured in national television, radio, and print media. Dr. Elbel earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his master’s and doctorate in Health Policy/Health Economics from Yale University.

Target Audience:

Useful for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration, nursing, and public health.


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