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Overview of the U.S. Health Care System - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert instructors break down the history of the United States' health care system. Work through these simple lessons to learn about the health care system's framework, structure, trends, costs and much more. To help you make sure you fully understand the lesson concepts, we've included interactive practice quizzes throughout the chapter. The online format of the chapter allows you to study in any location and at any time that fits your schedule. When you're finished with the chapter, you'll be able to:
- Summarize the history of health care in the U.S.
- Describe the U.S. health care system in terms of its structure, costs, access and quality
- Outline the U.S. health services systems framework
- Discuss the U.S. health care system's structure
- Explain how U.S. health care is impacted by health trends and locations
- Evaluate global health care spending
1. The History of Health Care in the United States
The lesson will depict the history of the health care system in the United States and how it has evolved. It will address its various impacts on society as well.
2. The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access
This lesson will explore the issues associated with the costs and quality of health care access, as well as what HMOs, PPOs, POS, HSAs, Medicare, and Medicaid are.
3. U.S. Health Services Systems Framework
A systems framework is being used when several different components are integrated to accomplish common goals. This lesson will discuss the U.S. Health Services Systems Framework.
4. Structure of the U.S. Healthcare System
This lesson focuses on the stakeholders in the U.S. Healthcare System and gaining an understanding of their relationships with one another. Emphasis is also aimed at defining health, community, and health services administration.
5. How Health Trends & Location Impact U.S. Health Care
This lesson will discuss different factors that affect health care trends in the United States. Factors such as socioeconomic status, politics, community health initiatives, and geographic location will be examined and their impact on health care trends discussed.
6. Global Healthcare Spending: Comparison & Outcomes
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development collects data yearly on healthcare spending in different high-income countries. This lesson examines the causes of the higher cost of healthcare in the U.S. when compared to other countries.
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Other chapters within the Health 302: Health Services Policy course
- Introduction to Health & Public Policy
- Organization of Health Services & Systems
- Health Care Financing
- Health Service Providers, Care & Delivery
- Public Health & U.S. Health Care
- U.S. Health Services & Policy
- Determinants in Health Policy
- Health Policy Development, Implementation & Impact
- Understanding Health Policy Analysis
- Analyzing Health Programs & Systems
- Health Policy Research
- Required Assignments for Health 302