Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States - 13th Ed. (2024)

Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States - 13th Ed. (2024)
13th Ed.
Copyright © 2024 Springer Publishing Company, LLC
James R. Knickman, PhD; Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-7303-4
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-7304-1
Healthcare Administration, Basic Sciences, Physician Assistant


Newly revised and significantly updated, Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 13th Edition continues to be a highly acclaimed and trusted resource covering all aspects of health care in the United States. This comprehensive textbook contains information on a wide array of topics, including the organization of care, population health, the fundamental challenges of health disparities, healthcare financing, and economics, and health information technology’s role in improving care and protecting privacy. New chapters on public health preparedness and its role in mitigating effects on health and the health system, and the medical and social challenges of caring for older adults provide insight into important, ongoing challenges and what those challenges reflect about our system of care.

With an increased emphasis on health disparities, population health, and health equity, this textbook includes a timely focus on how social and behavioral determinants influence health outcomes. Students will gain a deeper understanding of public health systems and their societal role and of the economic perspectives that drive health care managers and the system. Thorough coverage of the rapid changes that are reshaping our system, in addition to an evaluation of our nation’s achievement of healthcare value, will equip students with the critical knowledge they need to enter this dynamic and complex field. The book also includes cutting-edge, evidence-based information on preventive medicine, innovative approaches to control health care costs, initiatives to achieve high quality and value-based care, and much more from prominent scholars, practitioners, and educators within health care management, public health, population health, health policy, medical care, and nursing.

Key Features:

  • • New chapters on Public Health Preparedness and Caring for Older Adults
  • • Expanded coverage on health disparities and health equity, public health systems and their societal role, and the economic perspectives driving health care managers and the system
  • • Careers in Focus sections provide perspectives from a range of career paths in the health sector and how they contribute to the healthcare workforce
  • • Case Exercises and Discussion Questions have been expanded for all chapters

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"An excellent introductory text for the study of this subject, and medical students, residents, and graduate students in public health, allied health sciences, or social services will find it a thorough yet engaging grounding in the field. Professionals already practicing in health care delivery, health services research, or health policy will find this a handy and up-to-date reference with encyclopedic breadth but only basic analysis. Both groups will find ample resources for continuing education and will likely return to this text for quick reference for years to come."

-- S. Ryan Greysen, MD JAMA - previous edition

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