QUESTION

Health Policy Questions

Assignment

Refer to chapters 10 and 16 in Kovner & Knickman (answer each question with a minimum of 100 words) Citation is needed for each question.

The current U.S. medical care field has an acute care focus. Could current structures of the field sustain a focus on chronic and preventive care? If so, how? If not, what aspects of the field would need to change in order to accommodate this changed focus?

What determines the supply of doctors and nurses? How do we know when we have too many or too few? With the global shortage of doctors, especially in less developed countries, is relying on international medical graduates an ethical solution to U.S. primary care shortages?

Refer to chapter 11in Milstead (answer each question with a minimum of 100 words)

Discuss strategies and indicators for comparing countries with different healthcare systems.  Address differences in economics, political systems, and healthcare professions. 

Discuss three reasons for conducting a comparative study of health problems. What indicators are useful in comparing two different healthcare systems?

Textbooks used:

Kovner, A. R., & Knickman, J. R. (Eds.). (2015). Health Care Delivery in the United States (11th ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Milstead, J. A. (2016). Health Policy and Politics. A Nurse’s Guide (5th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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