One reason is that preventative care would decrease the amount of patients a doctor sees, which results in less need for emergency care providers. This would cause job demand to decrease and may cause a decrease in salary as well. This is because there would not be as many patients and without the large bill that each patient pays the hospital/insurer would make less money and thus the doctors would experience a pay cut as well. An example was discussed in the article where a doctor had a women return for checkups multiple times a year and when she was encouraged not to go because she was not experiencing medical issues the doctor reached out to her to come back for unnecessary checkups. (Gawande,
Medication use is potentially dangerous. Polypharmacy is increasing, and makes it harder to keep track of side effects and interactions and of potentially inappropriate drug combinations. “The risk of serious consequences, hospitalization, and death due to medication errors increases with patients’ age and number of medications (Scand J Prim Health Care, 2012)”. For example, the GP is supposed to monitor the patient's regular medication, but does not always do so. Lack of monitoring and keeping track of patients’ medication use is a main cause when a patient is given inappropriate drugs.
The TPP allows large pharmaceutical firms to set their medicine prices sovereignly and restricts the availability of low-cost generic drugs in the countries. Therefore, patients are forced to buy the expensive medications provided by those pharmaceutical firms. This will be a crucial problem, especially in developing nations, whose people would not be able to buy these expensive drugs. This can be considered inhumane as it disables people from getting a proper medication when they are sick. With this regulation, sick people would only get sicker because they can’t afford the medications.
It will unavoidably cost people so much more than now. At this stage in time, folks pay the health care facilities, but once the universal healthcare goes full force, the government will take over. A good example where they are already doing this is the VA hospitals. Veterans do not get the care that they are supposed to get. If veterans do not get the care that they are meant to get then how will anyone else be able to?
If very fortunate very little attention will be given to you and simple medication can be prescript without proper examination. This altitude has caused millions of lives. According to Perry (2010), stigmatization is largely in group health ethics, thereby preventing those with diseases to seek treatment or cure. It is really unfortunate that practitioners are behind such ridiculous act because these are people who suppose to protect patients. In my country, the most stigmatized disease is HIV/AID.
In these patients, the risk of Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) increases in proportion to the no. of simultaneous prescribed medications. Poor choice of medication by the physician is undoubtedly a major cause of ADRs in older citizens. Another scale and severity of the problem globally, there is little agreement about how best to prevent Inappropriateness in older people. Regular review of medications in older citizens seems a logical way of minimizing Inappropriateness and associated adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
The coordination of processes within the patient flow is difficult to achieve. T. Melo et. al found that in a high-cost unit such as the operating theatre, schedules for elective surgeries are usually created without analyzing their effect on other hospital departments such as diagnostic units (e.g. medical imaging and laboratories), nursing wards, and recovery rooms. The lack of dexterity results in the underutilization of expensive resources (staff and equipment) and in delays in the patient flow.
Patient education, tele-medicine, expanding urgent care and primary care hours, urgent care departments, and co-pays in combination could help curb the number of non-emergent visits. Overuse of the emergency department causes overcrowding, ambulance diversion, long waiting times, frustrated staff, and cost inflation. These impacts are caused by inconvenient urgent care clinic and primary care office hours, quick results, emergency department referrals from urgent care clinics and primary care providers, EMTALA, and finally lack of co-pay. If the number of emergency department visits are decreased, staff can focus on caring for those who have life threatening conditions, and could result in cost savings for the entire healthcare
The costs of surgery cannot be regulated therefore, the fees for surgical treatment fluctuates within different regions. According to J.C. Smith, hospitals and doctors tend to make substantial amount of profit through conducting surgeries on patients who are not told there may be better and cheaper ways to solve their back pain. (Smith, 2011) Surgery for back and neck pain could also carry post-operative risks. Patients could develop complications due to the surgery which was never a problem before. As stated in the website WebMD, risks could include anaesthetic reaction, bleeding, stroke, clotting of blood and herniated disk.
For the minor problem, the appointment process is not effective at all. It’s because they didn’t re-schedule the appointments to check whether they missed some names in the list when some doctors postpone appointments or when some patients didn’t pick up phone calls and they forgot to call them again. Opportunities For the opportunities of Happy Healthy Hospital. Firstly, Happy Healthy Hospital produces some drugs under its own product brand. They need to promote and make the brand well-known and using IT such as website to promote the brand.
So because you get to stop paying for insurance you don’t get to stop paying taxes used for the medicines needed. The second problem is, “In the United Kingdom, which has a right to health care, a 2002 study by the British National Health Service found that it was ‘critically short of doctors and nurses’”states procon.org. They say possible doctors will not want to be doctors, because many doctors’ pay will drop a lot with the universal healthcare system. Procon.org states that, “A right to health care could lower the quality and availability of disease screening and treatment.” This would be because with free healthcare hospitals and other medical facilities income would be cut short and they may not be able to afford the most helpful or the newest technology or research. All these websites show that free healthcare in America wouldn’t really be free, it showed that America shouldn’t get free healthcare because it would mess with our government 's tax
Today in the United States cost- sharing plays a vast part in the health care industry. The three forms of cost sharing are deductibles, co-payments, and coinsurance. Cost sharing saves the insurance companies money. However, it creates a powerful incentive for the consumer to search for alternate insurance that does not have out-of-pocket expenses. Medical services with complex benefits is common for the consumer to have little or limited knowledge of how their insurance plan works.
As federal regulators require physicians to do more, they will actually get paid less. As the situation worsens, older doctors will retire and younger doctors will look to switch careers. This will come at a time when the demand for physician services will be higher than ever. Ultimately the consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will translate into restricted access and inferior quality of care. No matter how you look at it, this legislation is terrible for physicians; however, it is always the patient that suffers the most.” Jason D. Fodeman,
What do you think are the overall benefits of utilizing these analysis tools within a health care organization? No I don’t believe that contribution margins will help manage my position, the reason why I say no because I do medical billing and my department will never see what revenue or expenses my company might have. Do you think you would use break-even analysis? No, because my department does not handle break-even analysis, however, what I do know is the break-even point result in profits whereas revenues, the break-even point results in losses. Many companies can do a break-even
An Illegal but Helpful Alternative The illegal market of human organs is a helpful and life-saving alternative for many patients seeking an organ they need to replace. For many patients in need of an organ, time and money are always a nuisance. In many occasions, patients would spend their life-savings in dialysis treatments and their time in the organ transplant waiting list, only to have no benefit at all. The illegal organ market can decrease the time patients spend in the waiting list, the price of organ transplants outweighs the price of dialysis treatment in multiple months, and it would help donors who are struggling economically. Having more organs available for patients would remarkably decrease the time spent on the waiting list.