Case 1 Health Delivery

Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System

Having completed the assigned readings, you should now have a basic understanding of the characteristics and components of the United States health care delivery system. For the Module 1 Case Assignment, please conduct additional research as needed and prepare a paper to address the following questions:

Please discuss the following characteristic of our 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. Please discuss the following as it relates to this change in venue:

1) What factors have led to care being offered outside of the hospital setting?

2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of these settings? Who benefits the most: consumers or organizations?

3) How will the Affordable Health Care Act impact this trend? Will it encourage more alternative settings or put care back into the hospital setting?

Assignment Expectations

Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper (at least 3 references).

The length of your paper should be 2-3 pages typed and double-spaced. times new roman 12 pt

 

DeVore, S., & Champion, R.. (2011). Driving Population Health Through Accountable Care Organizations. Health Affairs, 30(1), 41-50.

Jain, S., Seidman, J., & Blumenthal, D.. (2010). How Health Plans, Health Systems, And Others In The Private Sector Can Stimulate ‘Meaningful Use’. Health Affairs, 29(9), 1667-70.

Kaufman, N. S. (2011). Three “brutal facts” that provide strategic direction for healthcare delivery systems: Preparing for the end of the healthcare bubble. Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(3), 163-8.

Kuhn, H.. (2010). New Reimbursement Models Challenge Providers and Create Opportunities. Frontiers of Health Services Management, 27(1), 39-44.

Mello, M., Chandra, A., Gawande, A., & Studdert, D.. (2010). National Costs Of The Medical Liability System. Health Affairs, 29(9), 1569-77.

Orszag, P., & Emanuel, E.. (2010). Health Care Reform and Cost Control. The New England Journal of Medicine, 363(7), 601-3.

Schoen, C., Osborn, R., Squires, D., Doty, M., Pierson, R., & Applebaum, S.. (2010). How Health Insurance Design Affects Access To Care And Costs, By Income, In Eleven Countries. Health Affairs, 29(12), 2323-2334.

Optional Reading

Economic History Services (n.d.) Health Insurance in the United States. Retrieved from http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/thomasson.insurance.health.us.

Everett, M. D., and Anthony, M. S. (2005). Healthcare costs and benefits: A future direction for financial planning research. Journal of Personal Finance4(4), 69-85.

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