What main roles does the government play in the U.S. health services systems? Do you feel the government should become more or less involved in the future?

 

 

 

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health

 

MEDT4301

Prof. Marilyn R. Rubin

Fall 2016

 

Unit 1 – Major Characteristics of U. S Health Care Delivery

 

 

Reading Assignment

 

  • Chapter 1

 

 

 

Individual Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

 

  1. To provide a broad understanding of how health care is provided in the United States.

 

 

 

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF A HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

 

  1. To enable all citizens to receive health care services whenever needed–universal access
  2. To deliver services that are cost-effective and meet certain pre-established standards of quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

ALL UNIT ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER (NOT SEPARATELY) IN ONE WORD DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT and submitted through SAFEASSIGN

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND THE COURSE SECTION ON THE ATTACHMENT

 

PLEASE DO NOT WRITE MORE THAN 3 or 4 PARAGRAPHS FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

Unit 1 – Assignments

 

 

Assignment 1

 

Please list 6 reasons why the U.S. health care market referred to as “imperfect: and briefly explain each one.

 

Assignment 2

Why is the intermediary role of insurance in the delivery of health care important?

 

 

Assignment 3

 

Who are the major players in the health care system?  What are the positive and negative effects of the often-conflicting self-interests of these players?

 

 

 

Assignment 4

 

What main roles does the government play in the U.S. health services systems?  Do you feel the government should become more or less involved in the future?  Why or why not?

 

 

 

 

Assignment 5

 

What is the difference between national health insurance (NHI), national health system (NHS) and socialized health insurance (SHI)?

 

 

Assignment 6

 

What is the purpose of systems framework?  Name and discuss each of the main elements of the systems framework.

 

 

 

Assignment 7 – Unit  Terminology

 

The following terms are important to understand for this unit.  Please define each term – and submit them to me with your Unit assignments.

 

 

  1. Access
  2. Capitation
  3. Free market
  4. Integrated delivery system
  5. Item-based pricing
  6. Long-term care
  7. Managed care
  8. Market justice
  9. Medicaid
  10. Need
  11.  Social justice
  12. Socialized Medicine
  13. Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  14. TRICARE
  15. Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs)

 

 

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