The advantages that HCG commands over other international cancer care establishments are: 1. Hub and Spoke model – This is a unique structure which gives HCG tremendous advantage in cost, revenue, quality and ease of access as compared to other centres which are either full scale standalone centres or work as a JV embedded in a hospital as a department. This restricts their expansion and the control and quality of treatments. 2. Centralised Hub rationalizes talent requirement – With a shortage of skilled specialists and nurses across the world, the requirement for a large number of personnel is reduced due to the hub.
On the opposite side of view, the negative impact of NHI is the overcrowded in the government medical centres. Heavy workload to the health care personnel may decrease the quality of services and overall work performance. Besides, the cost for health related services may be raised in the future due to increased pricing of medication, high demand of sophisticated medical instruments, decreased quality of medical care, alteration in disease patterns and rising number of ageing
This is because specialists are said to have more medical knowledge regarding their specialty and are able to manage conditions better than GPs (Bodenheimer & Grumbach, 2009). But on the other hand, specialists are very expensive and also less convenient for the poor so the direct access to the specialist may give rise to inequalities. This shows that approaching the specialist might be easier for the wealthy while it might decrease the service quality of care for the poor as it is less convenient for them. Also, service quality can be reduced due to long waiting times decreasing patient satisfaction (Greenfield et al., 2016). USA
India is able to obtain the competitive advantage over other countries because of the well-trained medical professionals and their dedicated services. The cost of offering health care services is very less when compared to the other Asian countries. The cost incurred for surgery in India is one-tenth when compared to United States or other Western
“The clear results show that exercise truly is the best medicine we have for reducing the chances of an early death,” said Dr James Rudd, a senior lecturer in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Cambridge. “If a drug company came up with a medicine as effective as exercise, they would have a billion-dollar product and would win a Nobel Prize.” 10 “There is a trend for more heart disease in lower income groups both within and between populations,” said John Martin, professor of cardiovascular medicine at University College London. “In the UK, it has been shown that lower social class is associated with more heart disease.
These numbers imply that the physician assistant job outlook is expected to increase by 30 percent between these years; this rate is much higher compared to other professions. The reason there is such an expected increase in employment in the PA profession is because there is such an increase in demand of health care providers due to increases in number of chronic diseases as well as individuals becoming old of age.10 Also, the rate of physicians is declining, so it is expected that physician assistants will begin to take on the role of a primary health care provider for patients and their
Introduction What is a single payer national health insurance? The Physicians For a National Health Program described it as, "... a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery care remains largely normal. " Why is obtaining national health insurance so important? The United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation, yet over fifty-one million Americans have no health insurance at all.
1.0 Introduction “Governments should play active roles in managing short-run instability in the economy caused by unemployment and inflation problems. ” I strongly agree with this statement as far as my own country is concerned. Singapore, although a very small island of about 700 square kilometres in the South East Asia, is an international business hub. The population is about 5.7 million as of July 2015 which consists of Chinese, Malays, Indians and other emigrants like Filipinos and Caucasians.
But why? Why the United States Doesn’t Have Universal Healthcare In Australia, the rich have to pay more taxes so that the poor can get better healthcare. In Sweden, nobody gets to see a specialist unless absolutely necessary. And, in Canada, hospitals are non-profits.(2)
With the proposed tax adjustments and the payment plan involving both the individual and employer, Senator Sanders’ health care plan becomes not only viable but also cheap when held against most Americans insurance deductibles. Compared with most so called first world countries, the United States as a whole spends far more on healthcare; “At 17.4% of GDP in 2009, US health spending is half as much again as any other country, and nearly twice the average”(OECD 1). OECD stands for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which includes such countries as Britain, Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands among others. The fact that the U.S. spends comparatively more than these other “socialist” countries displays that having a streamlined, national healthcare system can in fact be run without breaking the bank or creating unmanageable costs.
Medicare spending began taking up more and more of the federal budget, threatening the continuation of the entire program and the ability of the government to help provide access to help for the elderly and disabled.2 These higher healthcare costs do not
The first objective evaluated the impact of PCMH on non-disabled Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The analysis shows that among clinics with less than 10% SPD membership, transformation to PCMH was associated with increased utilization of office visits and reduced use of emergency departments (ED). In particular, PCMH clinics (relative to non-PCMH clinics) reduced ED visits by an average 70 visits per thousand members per year (PTMPY) and avoidable ED visits by 20 visits PTMPY. No significant change in office visits or reduction in ER were found in clinics with SPD membership greater than 10% suggesting that the beneficial effects of PCMH model in safety net clinics can be muted by a sudden influx of heavy
First, the ACA has brought about considerable improvements in access to affordable health insurance in the United States. On the basis of their own reports, newly insured Americans are also able to see physicians within reasonable periods of time, and anecdotal reports about restricted access to out-of-network providers, although a concern, have not yet caused a major backlash. Second, the implementation of the ACA has coincided with another important development — a slowdown in the rate of increase in national health care spending. From 2010 through 2013, per capita U.S. health care expenditures increased at the historically low rate of 3.2% annually, as compared with 5.6% annually over the previous 10 years. As a percentage of the gross domestic product, health spending has stabilized at approximately 17%.
Uninsured American’s can shop for free or low cost healthcare coverage. Unfortunately, most the working class are covered by their employer with high deductibles and expensive premiums. The shared-cost creates problems for Americans due to disparities in economic and social class. 5. Briefly explain why according to this article average Americans cannot afford health care.