Discuss the interaction of the major components of the U.S. healthcare system on (1) Access t

Discuss the interaction of the major components of the U.S. healthcare system on (1) Access t

Discuss the interaction of the major components of the U.S. healthcare system on (1) Access to Healthcare (physically and financially), (2) Healthcare Expenditure, and (3) Quality of Care. Answer the questions from the perspective of two of the internal factors and one of the external factors listed below

External factors:

·         Economic development.

·         Political climate.

·         Population characteristics such as demographic composition and health outcomes.

·         Social and cultural values.

·         Technological development.The combined interaction of these forces influences the structure and the development of the U.S. healthcare system.Major Characteristics of U.S. Healthcare Delivery (interna factors)

·         No central governing agency to integrate and coordinate healthcare.

·         High in cost, unequal in access, and average on outcome.

·         Access to healthcare services is selectively based on insurance coverage.

·         Technology-driven delivery system focusing on acute care.

·         Legal risks influence practice behavior.

·         Multiple players and balance of power.

·         Quest for integration and accountability. 

 Discuss the interaction of the major components of the U.S. healthcare system on (1) Access to Healthcare (physically and financially), (2) Healthcare Expenditure, and (3) Quality of Care. Answer the questions from the perspective of two of the internal factors and one of the external factors listed below

External factors:

·         Economic development.

·         Political climate.

·         Population characteristics such as demographic composition and health outcomes.

·         Social and cultural values.

·         Technological development.The combined interaction of these forces influences the structure and the development of the U.S. healthcare system.Major Characteristics of U.S. Healthcare Delivery (interna factors)

·         No central governing agency to integrate and coordinate healthcare.

·         High in cost, unequal in access, and average on outcome.

·         Access to healthcare services is selectively based on insurance coverage.

·         Technology-driven delivery system focusing on acute care.

·         Legal risks influence practice behavior.

·         Multiple players and balance of power.

·         Quest for integration and accountability. 

 
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