The Epidemiology Triangle

Chapter 1 History of the U.S. Healthcare

System 1

Introduction 2

Consumer Perspective on Health Care 3

Milestones of the Hospital System 8

Milestones of Public Health 9

Milestones of the Health Insurance System 10

Current System Operations 12

Assessing Your Healthcare System Using the Iron Triangle 13

Conclusion 13

Vocabulary 14

References 14

Notes 16

Student Activities 17

Chapter 2 Impact of the Affordable Care Act

on Healthcare Services 29

Introduction 30

Legal Issues with the Affordable Care Act 30

Major Provisions of the Affordable Care Act 31

Conclusion 40

Vocabulary 41

References 42

Notes 44

Student Activities 45

Chapter 3 Current Operations of the

Healthcare System 57

Introduction 58

Overview of the Current System Update 58

Major Stakeholders in the Healthcare Industry 58

Stakeholders’ Environment 62

Healthcare Statistics 62

Conclusion 77

Vocabulary 78

References 78

Notes 79

Student Activities 80

Chapter 4 Government’s Role in U.S. Health Care 91

Introduction 92

History of the Role of Government in

Health Care 92

U.S. Government Agencies 92

Conclusion 99

Vocabulary 99

References 100

Notes 101

Student Activities 102

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