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 care, acute, mental, and long-term care. The financing aspects of health care and their influence on health care delivery and quality are outlined.
Identify factors that influence health care utilization.
Describe how the evolution of health care delivery in the United States affects the current health care system.
The Financial Aspects of Health Care Delivery
Examine health care costs in the United States.
Compare the types of health insurance.
Discuss models of managed care.
Health Care Workforce
Explain the health care education system within the United States.
Identify the roles of health care workers within the health care delivery system.
Examine the roles of the various organizations in the health care system.
Health Care Continuum
Describe the relationship between components of the health care system continuum.
Future Directions in the U.S. Health Care System
Examine current issues in health care delivery.
Discuss future trends in health care.
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