Hospitals and Health Systems PDF Free Download: What They Are and How They Work
In recent years, there have even been hospitals and relatively new “systems” combining to comprise even larger systems. This present volume, Hospitals and Health Systems: What They Are and How They Work recognizes the reality of organizing for the delivery of health care today; in most instances, one must think beyond the boundaries of the individual institution and accept the fact that patient care may today be delivered in settings that are considerably different from the traditional hospital. Thus Hospitals and Health Systems: What They Are and How They Work addresses so much change that simply designating it as a fifth edition of Hospitals: What They Are and How They Work would be misleading. However, the basic intent of this volume remains as that of its predecessor volumes: to provide individuals who may be considering employment in health care a solid grounding in the arena in which they may find themselves pursuing careers. Yet regardless of the label attached to a specific entity involved in providing health care—hospital, healthcare system, clinic, group practice, urgent care center, or whatever—the quest to enhance the quality of patient care has forever been the guiding principle for healthcare professionals since the first hospitals opened their doors. With the increasing complexity of systems of healthcare delivery, and the seemingly growing presence of economic and regulatory factors, healthcare workers are continuously expected to do more with less.