exam 3 (1) - Sociology Exam 3 Lec 1 Thursday Nov. 15, 2007...

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Sociology Exam 3 Lec 1 Thursday Nov. 15, 2007 Organization of Med Care 1 I. The Challenge A. to provide the best possible health care, to the most ppl, at the lowest cose B. us med care fails to do this 1. universal rights to care conflicts w/ self responsibility for own care Most of the world Enabling Factors: Outcomes: Defense Wealth Edu Health US Enabling Factors: Outcomes: Defense Wealth Edu Health ¾ in US worried about their health care coverage ¼ ADMIT to not understanding med care bills ½ worry that docs give treatment that insurance will pay for (right) 9/10 say us health care needs fundamental change what we have now is the private health care sys 56% Canadians like their healthcare 10% amers like ours we spend more of our gdp on our healthcare our lifespans are shorter too …we spend the most, have least satisfaction, and live the shortest lives II. Current US med care sys A. basic elements of org B. Major players (don’t co-op. have diff goals. Usu competing) 1. hospitals – med care becoming more decentralized. More outpatient care. Many
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Hansell during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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exam 3 (1) - Sociology Exam 3 Lec 1 Thursday Nov. 15, 2007...

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