<b>A one-stop resource covering American health care and the challenges it faces </b><br /><br />In the newly revised Second Edition of <i>Health Care in the United States: Organization, Management, and Policy</i>, distinguished health and organizational researcher Dr. Howard P. Greenwald delivers a comprehensive exploration of the US health care system and the challenges its practitioners, professionals, and consumers face. <br /><br />From organization to management, financing, and evaluation, this book discusses the critical concepts, trends, and features of this sprawling set of interlocking systems. It also examines the historical origins of modern health care and how it delivers services to over 300 million Americans. Readers will discover: <br /><br /> <ul> <li>Modern controversies in American health care that animate political debate and discussion, including the Affordable Care Act. </li> <li>Discussions of the health care labor force, as well as its history, background, and crucial challenges. </li> <li>Possible future directions for US health care, including preventive medicine, new policy initiatives, and proposals for reform. </li> </ul> Written for students and professionals working in or studying health care management, health policy, public health, medical sociology, or anthropology, social work, or political science, this latest edition of <i>Health Care in the United States</i> is also a fascinating read for members of the general public curious about one of the most important services they’ll ever interact with.