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Challenges facing Healthcare in the United States
A discussion on the challenges facing the future of healthcare in the United States.
# 153253 | 1,108 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 09, 2013 in Political Science (U.S.) , Medical and Health (General)


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Description:

The paper identifies three of the most difficult issues facing health care in the United States today, and describes the lack of insurance coverage for many citizens that means no health checkups and childhood immunizations for them, the high price of prescription drugs and a countrywide scarcity of hospital personnel that results in sometimes fatal errors such as medication errors. Next, the paper addresses three ways that technology impacts health care and also looks at how health care at the international level will impact the United States health care system. Finally, the paper discusses the ethical challenges we face in the future in health services as it relates to health care reform in the United States.

Outline:
Three Ways that Technology Impacts Health Care
How Health Care at the International Level will Impact the United States Health Care System
The Ethical Challenges we Face in the Future in Health Services as it relates to Health Care Reform in the United States

From the Paper:

'Health care in the United States today faces many concerns and problems. These problems are often determined when the present system is compared to those systems that are being used around the world. The gaps that have been identified in the care here are what are going to shape health care reform in the future. There are many things that are done right in this country and on the other hand there are many things that could be done better. It is these things that will need to be focused on.
"There are some things that have already begun to be improved in the health care system today. These things are being improved by way of technological advances. These advances have been shown to enhance the quality of care being delivered by increasing observance of guidelines, enhancing disease observation, and lessening medication mistakes. Despite all of the new technology that has already been put into place there are many more areas that need to be dealt with.
"With any change that is implemented there are always ethical considerations that need to be taken into account. When those in power that are affecting health care reform they must keep in mind that wheat ever is planned and adopted must be ethical to all parties involved. Issues that must be looked at include making sure that the same quality health care is available for all people at a price in which everyone can afford."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 5 Little-Known Giant Health Care Issues Facing the United States. (2007). Retreived March 12, 2011, from Web site: http://noedb.org/library/features/5-little-known-giant-health-care- issues-facing-the-united-states
  • How Does the Quality of U.S. Health Care Compare Internationally? (2009). Retreived March 12, 2011, from Web site: http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=47508
  • Information technology in health care. (2004). Retrieved March 12, 2011, from Web site: http://www.medpac.gov/publications%5Ccongressional_reports%5CJune04_ch7.pdf
  • Kerkhoff, Thomas R. (2009). Ethical Issues: Ethics and Healthcare Reform: Can We Afford the Status Quo? Retreived March 12, 2011, from Web site: http://www.nursingcenter.com/library/JournalArticle.asp?Article_ID=942729

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