New to the 11th Edition

Fully updated and revised, Jonas and Kovner’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 11th Edition covers all of the major changes and challenges in the current health care system.

The Affordable Care Act

Challenges and responses to the Affordable Care Act are woven throughout the book, in addition to the appendix “Major Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.”

Workforce & Population Challenges

Contributions by leading scholars, practitioners, and educators present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on health disparities, vulnerable populations, immigrant health, and nursing workforce challenges.

Current Care Models

This edition explores new models of care including ACOs, Patient Homes, Health Exchanges, and Integrated Health Systems designed to replace outmoded systems.

Societal Efforts

Emerging societal efforts toward creating healthy environments and illness prevention are included throughout the text.

Improving Quality of Health Care

The new edition presents the realities that impact our nation’s achievement of the so-called Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. Additionally, it covers the increasing incentives for efficiency and better quality of care.

Information Technologies Update

An expanded discussion outlines the challenges and opportunities of health information technology (HIT) and also provides case studies to show how real-life patients have benefited from HIT.

The Future of US Health Care

A new five-year health care trend forecast discusses the main aspects of the health care system that may be changing in the next decade, and how these changes will affect the different players in the health care enterprise.

Visual Aids & References

New charts, tables, and graphics with concrete data provide at-a-glance pictures of current health care data and trends throughout the book.

Supplemental Materials

A free chapter “The Affordable Care Act: A Brief History, Assessment, and Future Challenges” is included with the 11th Edition and available for download. Instructor resources–including an in-depth 11th Edition Highlights document, test banks, sample syllabus, PowerPoint slides, and image bank–are available to qualified educators.

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