HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM IN U.S.A. The United States has a unique system of the health care delivery system unlike any other health care system in the world. Almost all other developed countries have have national health insurance programs run by the government and financed through taxes. In order to understand the current health care delivery system, it is important to cover the history of the development of the health care programs. As a result, four main areas of the system will be covered. They include the history and practice of medicine, and development of medical education, development of hospital system, the history of public health, and the history of health insurance.
Address the following questions
- What factors have led to care being offered outside of the hospital setting?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of these settings? Who benefits the most: consumers or organizations?
- How has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacted this trend? Has it encouraged more alternative settings or put care back into the hospital setting? Explain.
- Length: Submit a paper, not including the cover page and the reference list
Source and Review
Girard, K. (2013). Health care delivery systems and occupations. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1WpakHcjRs
Shi, L. & Singh, D. A. (2017). Chapter 7: Outpatient services and primary care. Essentials of the U.S. health care system (4th ed., pp. 167-176). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC. Available in the Trident Online Library.
Having completed the required readings and viewed the videos, you should now have a basic understanding of the characteristics and components of the United States health care delivery system. Health care delivery is no longer confined to the hospital setting. Over the past few years we have witnessed the emergence of outpatient surgery centers, home health, hospice, etc.