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Health Care in the United States: Organization, Management, and Policy by Howard P. Greenwald

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CHAPTER 2
THE U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Features, Development, and Controversies
 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• To understand the basic features of the U.S. health care system and its development
• To emphasize how the U.S. health care system differs from systems elsewhere
• To learn how the health care system in the United States fits with and has been influenced by the country’s values and traditions
• To appreciate the system’s level of acceptance among Americans
• To specify major issues facing Americans regarding health care

THE U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM’S MAGNITUDE

The most striking feature of the U.S. health care industry is its size. By 2007, total expenditures for health care in the United States exceeded $7,000 per person and topped 16 percent ...

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