Ch 25: Health Care Delivery Systems

About This Chapter

Watch videos to learn about the different systems of healthcare employed around the world. Find out about the different ways healthcare is paid for and the ways healthcare is structured.

Health Care Delivery Systems - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you see how different healthcare systems are organized around the world. In some countries, patients pay for healthcare, in others, organizations such as businesses foot the bill while in yet others the government is responsible for paying. You will find out about healthcare system structures, including HMOs, PPOs, socialized medicine, and the direct-free system. You'll learn how health insurance works and what role it plays in health care costs.

As you continue in the chapter, you'll find out about the Affordable Health Care Act in the United States, and its major provisions. You'll see how this act influences various healthcare systems. Finally, you'll look at the combination of attitudes, awareness and prevention impacting the health of older adults. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the various systems of healthcare utilized worldwide
  • Explain the different ways healthcare is paid for
  • Discuss different healthcare system structures
  • Describe health insurance regulations
  • Define the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Assess how the health of older adults can be affected by attitude and behavior

Fun and engaging video lessons will present this content to you, and you can use the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge of the material and the lesson transcripts for an alternative study method. You'll learn the important key terms you need to remember. You'll find a jump feature in the timeline to take you directly to the location in a video you wish to review. All these materials are designed and developed by experts in the field.

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