: Sean Young Course: COMS 101 Institution: Liberty University Date: 06/02/2011 High Cost of Healthcare Health care is one among the important thing that any given economy should focus on. Reason being that an economy with healthy citizens will always in the end be counterproductive. United state is one of the countries in the world that has the highest cost of health. Currently about 19 % of the gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to health of which the amount running to trillions of United States dollars (Shi & Singh 201). There have been several reasons that have been attributed to the rising cost health care.
This all means that the ethical quality of health care is profoundly influenced by the ethics of organizations and therefore we cannot have ethical health care without ethical organizations. Complexity is a common denominator among today’s health care organizations. As such, this highly competitive market driven environment has led health care organizations to be very discriminatory in the management of critical issues which have the potential to cast a negative shadow on an organization or even lead to its demise. Despite the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care’s (JCAHO) recognition that health care organizations have high potential for
According to Porter-O’Grady (2007), accountability is the most overused and misunderstood element of leadership today. Accountability can frequently offer the motivation desirable to make certain that workers prevail over their natural resistance. Accountability measures involve both strict and unceremonious measures geared toward assessing fulfillment and allotment of the fulfillment and feedback by the leader in charge of accountability. Accountability is important in health care because presentation extents are more practicable with such large sizes. The main explanation for this advancement is to concentrate on hospitals and their medical staffs and create accountability for purpose concerning aptitude for equipment, specialists, and beds, which is a main driver of optional use and fees.
These problems carry overwhelming costs to individuals who have scant resources to spare and to the majority of taxpayers, both of whom struggle with the burden of attempting to manage healthcare costs on a crisis-by-crisis basis. This is a problem that can, and should be rectified by our government officials. The World Health Organization defines health as: “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 1995). Our nation as a whole is far from healthy according to this definition the well-being of our nation is in serious danger. The term "social class" originally referred to groups of people holding similar roles in the economic processes of production and exchange, such as landowner or tenant, employer or employee.
The first is that equity is not necessarily a universal belief and the second is that health is a complicated, multi-dimensional assest that is affected by factors as various as policy, environment and socioeconomic status. Considering this nature of health, management needs to take place simultaneously in all fields of life making it very difficult to manage individual health, let alone population health. Equity in a large part is determined by the way a country perceives health. The ideals, values and ethics of a particular country affect the way individuals receive health. This is particularly the case for the developed world.
The current health care system in the United States is a structure that is intertwined with both a private and public sector. The system that is set up in the United States is the most expensive health care system in the world (Institute of Medicine, 2010). In the United States people spend more money on medical care than anywhere in the world. In addition, people are more concerned with the rising costs of health care than collective access for the American people (Shi and Singh, 2008). I think that this is the time for the government to step in and make some changes in the health care system.
New drugs, treatment protocols and technologies have been invented to treat the diseases easily and efficiently. But there are many factors which make those health care systems fail to bring the intended outcomes compare to the cost invested. The demand of the population is increasing as the size of population around the world is increasing and the resources are scarce which brings the need of efficient management of the resource allocation and utilisation. When health organisation fails to efficiently manage and utilisation of those scares resources it results in very high cost of health services or poor quality of services or deficiency of resources etc. The causes of those economic failures are discussed in the report and the possible prevention strategies too.
ENGL 1050-265 Instructor: Daniel Toronto Everyone Deserves the Right to Affordable Healthcare Healthcare is a very hot topic across the world, and there are many different beliefs for what is best for individuals. There are numerous people without access to healthcare as well as people that cannot afford it. This is a large problem and the main cause of many struggles for individuals. Affordable health care for every individual would have both health and cost benefits. The United States healthcare system began after the year of 1920.
Come on America, You can do Better Ethel Jones SOC 120: Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Professor Christine Villasenor April 18, 2011 Come on America, We can do Better The debate on health care coverage is a hot topic in the news today. It is a political hot seat and I feel that it will be a major talking point right into the rallying cries for the upcoming presidential election in 2012. Some people feel that it is a privilege to have health care coverage. Unfortunately, the rising cost of health insurance is making it a privilege that more and more Americans are not able to afford. Every citizen in the United States has the right to quality health care coverage.
May 2013 HCA – 255 Health policy Reflection “ There is an Axis of Evil, An Axis of Evil of inequality, of racism, of poverty, of economic deprivation that is adversely affecting the health of the American people.” David Williams Health care is not just health care; it is a group of laws, bylaw, policy, acts and reforms we have people that make decision on health care based on things like political and legal analysis, these are consider the most import elements in the decision making, though there are several factors that are regarded within the health care policy decision making has a whole. You hear a lot about their needs to be more political planning regarding our health care policy. I believe their need to be more then analysis and striating the complex political and legal outlook of health care policy here in the US. There is a need more improvement and the only way the health care system and its policies are going to improve is by the implementation planning, feedback to our policy processes as we move forward. Organization will not always agree because of a different in perspectives.