This course provides a broad overview of the various functions of the United States health care system. The historical evolution of health care is examined. The student is introduced to the various forms of provider models and service delivery systems found in private and public health sectors, including ambulatory, acute, mental, and long-term care. The financing aspects of health care and their influence on health care delivery and quality are outlined.
Describe how the evolution of health care delivery in the United States affects the current health care system.
Identify factors that influence health care utilization.
Future Directions in the U.S. Health Care System
Discuss future trends in health care.
Examine current issues in health care delivery.
Health Care Continuum
Describe the characteristics of an integrated delivery system.
Describe the relationship between components of the health care system continuum.
Health Care Workforce
Examine the healthcare workforce from an industry perspective.
Describe the types of providers and services available in health care.
Explain the health care education system within the United States.
The Financial Aspects and Stakeholders of Health Care Delivery
Identify roles of various stakeholders in the health care industry.
Compare types of health insurance.
Examine health care costs in the United States.
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