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Evolution of the Health Care System
This paper examines the evolution of the health care system and how the current health care system has affected Medicare/Medicaid with a specific focus on diabetes.
# 147262 | 3,051 words | 21 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2011 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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The paper provides an overview of the Medicare/Medicaid health care systems. An analysis of the goals to reform the current system discusses improvements that are being introduced to the current system. The role of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is also analyzed. A detailed investigation into diabetes discusses the disease in-depth including the steps to solve this growing dilemma in the United States. The paper concludes by evaluating the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's continuum of care for diabetes. Figures and tables are included with the paper.

Table of Contents:
Evolution of Health Care System: Medicare and Medicaid
Influence of Health Care Delivery Systems on Current Systems
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diabetes Continuum of Care Program in the United States
Summary and Conclusions

From the Paper:

"The work entitled: "Significance of Medicare and Medicaid Programs for the Practice of Medicine" states: "...1965, the Medicare and Medicaid Programs have enormous influence over the practice of medicine. The evolution of medical care, its' financing, and the expectations of the American population for high-quality care and rational use of public funds have linked, irreversibly, CMS to clinical medicine. CMS finances health care for more Americans than any other single entity; the agency has responsibility to its beneficiaries to ensure that they receive quality, effective, and efficient health care." (Health Care Financing Review, 2005) It is noted that CMS answers to not only beneficiaries but also to investors and taxpayers as well as addressing "the concerns of an array of political constituents, including Congress, presidential administrations, and groups representing the health care industry" (Health Care Financing Review, 2005)
In order that CMS effectively balance what are "competing interests" in its pursuit of "evolving policy goals" stated is that CMS "...has had no choice but to become engaged in the practice of medicine and the delivery of health care services." (Health Care Financing Review, 2005) Clinical medicine is stated to have become "intertwined with CMS" in four areas:"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Betancourt, JR, Green, AR, and Carillo, JE (2002) Cultural Competence in Health Care: Emerging Frameworks and Practical Approaches" (New York City: The Commonwealth Fund, 2002).
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2006) Thomson Gale Corporation 2006.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Changes in Obligations and Activities before and after Fiscal Year 2005. (2008) Budget Reorganization. United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC. 25 Feb 2008. Online available at: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08328r.pdf
  • Diabetes Continuum of Care (2007) Worcestershire Diabetes- a New model of care Stakeholder event St Richards Hospice 12th September 2007. Online available at: www.nhs.net
  • Evolution of Health Care, from 19th Century till today (nd) CESifo DICE. Online available at: http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/DICE_Content/SOCIAL_POLICY/HEALTH/H060_HEALTH_CARE_SYSTEMS/ev-hea-care-dyn.pdf

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