public Health Functions and Administration

Public Health’s Role in

Health Care 114

Introduction 115

What Is Health? 115

Origins of Public Health 117

What Is Public Health? 117

The Epidemiology Triangle 118

Epidemiologic Surveillance 118

Environmental Health 119

Emergency Preparedness 119

State and Local Response to Disasters 121

Bioterrorism 122

Public Health Functions and Administration 123

Healthy People Reports 124

Public Health Infrastructure 124

Public Health Education and Health Promotion 128

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Contents v

Collaboration of Public Health and

Private Medicine 129

Conclusion 129

Vocabulary 130

References 131

Notes 133

Student Activities 134

Chapter 6 Inpatient and Outpatient

Services 146

Introduction 147

History of Hospitals 147

Hospital Types by Ownership 148

Hospital Types by Specialty 148

Other Hospital Classifications 148

Hospital Governance 149

Hospital Licensure, Certification, and

Accreditation 150

Patient Rights 150

Current Status of Hospitals 150

Outpatient Services 152

Other Health Services 154

Conclusion 157

Vocabulary 157

References 158

Notes 160

Student Activities 161

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