Promoting Public Health in Health Care Facilities
American Journal of Public Health 104(6), 2014
4 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2014 Last revised: 5 May 2015
Date Written: June 1, 2014
The health care system in the United States is undergoing profound changes. Unprecedented demographic, technological, political, and economic shifts have led to new organizational structures, reimbursement systems, and professional relationships in health care delivery. The most commonly used criteria for determining success of a health care system are access, quality and cost. These measures are important, but they are not the only elements worthy of consideration at this time of systemic change in health care.
Keywords: public health, health promotion, hospital, health care facilities, obesity, vaccinations, influenza, children's health
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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