Prior to beginning work on this discussion, review your textbook chapters and the other required readings for this week: Care or not care—That is the Question: Predictors of Health care Utilisation in Relation to Employment Status, Inequality and the health-care system in the USA, Right to health care, After the Affordable Care Act: Health reform and the safety net.
Our nation is built on a free-market system. The delivery of health care is no exception. The United States spends more per capita than other countries without quality outcomes. It has been noted that the United States is behind in the efficient and timely delivery of care, and that all stakeholders should be responsible for resolving the inefficiencies of the current health care system. Therefore, all stakeholders should ensure the delivery of quality health care in the most effective and efficient manners.
This week you will review in your textbook the Section 1.1 simulation What’s Bothering Trevor: Considering Healthcare: Cost, Quality, and Access (Links to an external site.). Note: This simulation is accessible online only. If you download the chapter, you will not be able to view it.
Once you have reviewed each simulation,
- Examine the concerns in each simulation from each of the following stakeholder perspectives:
- health care professionals
- Recommend how you would address the cost, quality, and access limitations identified.