Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie

Hospital sector in the United States – basic characteristics and current financial challenges

Data publikacji: 2014

Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie, 2014, Tom 12 Numer 2, s. 192 - 202



Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk
Zakład Ekonomiki Zdrowia i Zabezpieczenia Społecznego, Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Kraków
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Pavlo Kovtonyuk
School of Public Health of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Voloska St. 10, Kyiv, Ukraine
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The aim of this article is to present the basic characteristics of the U.S. hospital sector (with an emphasis on structure, utilization level and the system of financing) as well as its current challenges and reform trends. Hospitals in the U.S. constitute a complicated and heterogeneous subsystem. There are diverse types of hospitals, functioning independently or in networks, developing innovative care models and using a multiple payer structure. The recent health care reform has created new organizational and financial challenges on both the macro and micro levels. The major ones are: the extension of the insured population; Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program; new requirements for non-profit hospitals regarding charity services; the role of accountable care organizations (ACOs). Additional challenge results from a strong public pressure for hospital’s price transparency. 



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Informacje: Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie, 2014, s. 192 - 202

Typ artykułu: Oryginalny artykuł naukowy



Hospital sector in the United States – basic characteristics and current financial challenges


Zakład Ekonomiki Zdrowia i Zabezpieczenia Społecznego, Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Kraków

School of Public Health of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Voloska St. 10, Kyiv, Ukraine

Publikacja: 2014

Status artykułu: Otwarte __T_UNLOCK

Licencja: Żadna

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