The Cost of Healthcare Term Paper by Nicky

A look at some of the costs involved in healthcare.
# 151338 | 2,317 words | 7 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 01, 2012 in Business (Administration) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper discusses many of the costs, both overt and hidden, involved in healthcare. In particular, it notes the costs involved in running a healthcare facility. Additionally, it addresses the healthcare costs of hiring employees for a company. Then, the paper examines several options for healthcare reform, which includes a look at staffing issues. This includes an analysis of the impact of the nursing shortage. Next, the paper considers the importance of employee morale. Finally, the paper explores the problem of fraud in healthcare. The paper concludes by summarizing the issues presented within the text of the paper.


In Favor of Controlling Costs through Staffing
Controlling Costs through Morale
Another Approach to Healthcare Reform - Stop Fraud
Opinion & Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Some factors that President Obama and the healthcare industry must face are never going to be mentioned in the Congressional debates regarding if there is or is not going to be a public insurer to compete with private insurers or if a regular citizen will get the same coverage as his or her Congressman. Although never mentioned in the USA today or on CNN, these factors will be just as relevant if not more so as any conversation on the public insurance option.
"As discussed, the age of the nation's population continues to increase so it will directly affect the existing worker pool that the healthcare industry needs to handle the day to day health related concerns of the country. Hospitals and clinics are going to find it very difficult to replenish facilities with needed doctors, nurses, techs, and assistants, or even desk personnel. Forecast predictions of existing staffs, mainly in the area of nursing, show that the industry will have to fill these positions somehow as current workers near their own retirement. The costs associated with re-staffing and the related costs of the understaffing problems will be astronomical. "As administrators consider the enormous costs of turnover..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jenks, Sharon A., et al. (1997). "False claims." American Criminal Law Review 34.
  • Joshua-Amadi, Mabel. (2003). "Recommendations: A Study In Motivation: Recruitment And Retention In The NHS; In The December Issue Of Nursing Management, Mabel Joshua-Amadi Examined What Is Sometimes Needed To Keep Staff In The NHS." Nursing Management (Harrow): February.
  • Joshua-Amadi, Mabel. (2002). "Recruitment And Retention: A Study In Motivation: In The First Of Two Articles, Mabel Joshua-Amadi Looks At What Is Sometimes Needed To Stop Staff Leaving The NHS." Nursing Management (Harrow): December.
  • McKay, Jim. (2003 <>.
  • McNeese-Smith, Donna K. (2001). "A Nursing Shortage: Building Organizational Commitment Among Nurses." Journal of Healthcare Management: May.

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