CHAPTER 2

 

U.S. Healthcare Systems Overview

Philip J. Kroth

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Define major types of organizations through which healthcare is delivered in the United States

•  Identify the venues in which healthcare is delivered

•  Describe training and experience healthcare professionals require

•  Delineate the types of healthcare

•  Identify organizations that regulate healthcare

•  Discuss the major healthcare system changes that are occurring or will occur in the foreseeable future

 

This chapter is designed to provide a brief and high-level overview of how the U.S. healthcare system is structured and major changes that are occurring or will occur in the foreseeable future. Its target reader is a healthcare ...

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