Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Fifth Edition provides students with a current and comprehensive overview of the U.S. health care delivery system from the perspective of the pharmacy profession. Each thoroughly updated chapter of this best-selling text includes real-world case studies, learning objectives, chapter review questions, questions for further discussion, and updated key topics and terms. New and expanded topics include public health, pharmacoepidemiology, cultural competence, and leadership. Patient-Provider dialogues are also included to help students apply key concepts. Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Fifth Edition will provide students with an understanding of the social, organizational, and economic aspects of health care delivery.
Each new textbook includes a bound in access code for a companion website with helpful student resources. Access to the Companion Website may be purchased separately here.
- Case Scenario per Chapter
- Learning Objectives
- Chapter Review Questions
- Doctor/Patient Scripts
- Questions for Further Discussion
- Student Companion Website
- Transition Guide
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Instructor's Manual
- Response to Case Scenarios
- Answer Key
Student Resources: A Companion Website, including:
- Chapter Quizzes
- Crossword Puzzles
- Interactive Glossary
- Matching Exercises
- Bonus Ethics Chapter
Table of Contents
Part I Social Aspects of Health Care Delivery
- Chapter 1 Health Care Delivery in America: Historical and Policy Perspectives by: Jennifer L. Tebbe-Grossman
- Chapter 2 Health Care Professionals and Interdisciplinary Care by: Suvapun Bunniran, Ph.D., David J. McCaffrey III, R.Ph., Ph.D., (with acknowledgment to Alice M. Sapienza)
- Chapter 3 The Pharmacist and the Pharmacy Profession by: Shane P. Desselle
- Chapter 4 The Patient by: Kimberly S. Plake, (with acknowledgment to Peter L. Steere, and Edward Krupat)
- Chapter 5 Drug Use, Access, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Supply Chain in the United States by: Kyle D. Ross, Louis P. Garrison, Jr., and Dana P. Hammer (with acknowledgment to Peter L. Steere, Michael Montagne)
- Chapter 6 Critical Issues in Public Health by: Ardis Hanson, MLS, Peter D. Hurd, PhD, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH
Part II Organizational Aspects of Health Care Delivery
- Chapter 7 Hospitals by: Catherine N. Otto and William W. McCloskey
- Chapter 8 Ambulatory Care by: David M. Scott
- Chapter 9 Long-Term Care by: Aleda M. H. Chen, Kimberly S. Plake (with acknowledgment to Kristin B. Meyer, and Ernest J. Dole)
- Chapter 10 Mental Health Services Delivery by: Ardis Hanson, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Carol A. Ott, Helen Meldrum
- Chapter 11 Home Care by: William W. McCloskey, Frank Marr, Maureen A. McCarthy
- Chapter 12 Informatics in Health Care by: Ardis Hanson, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, and David M. Scott
Part III Economic Aspects of Health Care Delivery
- Chapter 13 Basic Economic Principles Affecting Health Care by: Kenneth W. Schafermeyer
- Chapter 14 Unique Aspects of Health Economics by: Kenneth W. Schafermeyer
- Chapter 15 Private Health Insurance by: Kenneth W. Schafermeyer, Brenda R. Motheral
- Chapter 16 Government Involvement in Health Care by: Earlene E. Lipowski, Marcus Long
- Chapter 17 Managed Health Care by: Kenneth W. Schafermeyer, Brenda R. Motheral
- Chapter 18 Medicare and Medicaid by: Alan P. Wolfgang
- Chapter 19 Pharmacoeconomics by: Kenneth W. Schafermeyer, Craig I. Coleman (with acknowledgment to Emily R. Cox)
- Chapter 20 International Health Care Services by: Ana C. Quiñones and Linda E. Barry Dunn
- Chapter 21 Health Care Reform by: Catherine N. Otto and Thomas E. Buckley (with acknowledgment to Craig A. Pedersen)
Robert L. McCarthy was appointed Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut effective October 1, 2003, after serving as Interim Dean since July 1, 2002. He joined UConn in August 2001 as Head and Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Previously, he was Founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy—Worcester at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has also held faculty positions at Northeastern University, Boston University, and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, all in Boston. Dr. McCarthy earned his B.S. in Pharmacy, M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy, and Ph.D. in Law, Policy and Society at Northeastern University in Boston. He also completed an ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. McCarthy was a 1999-2000 American Council on Education Fellow.
Dr. McCarthy’s interests lie in the areas of health care policy, especially as it relates to pharmacy and pharmacy ethics. His scholarship has focused on the ethical issues facing pharmacy practitioners including the right to medication and the impact of managed care, as well as teaching and learning strategies in pharmacy ethics. He has taught courses in health care systems, health care policy, and biomedical ethics. He has also developed pharmacy residency programs in both community and managed care pharmacy. More recently, he has worked with several new schools of pharmacy in the development of their programs.
Kenneth W. Schafermeyer is Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Director of Graduate Studies at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy where he has worked since 1990. Previously, he served nine years as a state pharmacy association executive and lobbyist and served as consultant for several managed care and Medicaid agencies. Dr. Schafermeyer earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, a M.S. in pharmacy administration from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from Purdue University.
Dr. Schafermeyer has published extensively in the areas of health economics, managed care coverage of pharmaceuticals, financial management, and maximizing the use of pharmacy personnel. He has authored or coauthored 22 books and manuals as well as chapters in seven other textbooks. He has been named Educator of the Year for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and also received the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award.
Kimberly S. Plake, PhD