ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 1 Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3 C489 Student ID # Western Governors University January 17th, 2019
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 2 A1. Country to Compare Where you reside in the world can ultimately determine the type and quality of healthcare you actually receive, with variations in quality and access to healthcare actually existing within the same countries and/or states. Great Britain (GB) and the United States of America (USA) are considered to be first world-industrialized nations and are therefore described as developed countries. However, despite the fact that both countries are known as developed nations, the USA and GB have a very different approach to the delivery of healthcare for their residents’ and I have chosen to compare the healthcare system of Great Britain to that of the healthcare system utilized in the United States for my comparison of healthcare systems. A2. Access GB provides access to universe healthcare for all people that usually reside in the country via a healthcare delivery system called the National Health Service (NHS), and according to the NHS Constitution GB residents’ have “the right to care without discrimination”. The NHS is publicly funded with general taxation, a specific national insurance tax, and some cost sharing income related to limited copays, all of which results in Healthcare in GB being largely free at the point of care. In addition to the NHS, the residents’ of GB have the option of purchasing private health insurance, and approximately 10.5 % of the countries population was noted as having private health insurance at the beginning of 2015. However, these private polices do not cover all aspects of healthcare and exclude mental health services, maternity care, emergency services and general practice (International Common Wealth Fund, The English Health Care System, 2019).
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 3 Since the system of healthcare in GB provides access for all persons’ ordinarily residing in the country; this means healthcare is automatically provided to all people, including children, unemployed people and retired people by the NHS, with very limited out of pocket expenses entailed (International Common Wealth Fund, The English Health Care System, 2019). Due to the fact that cost sharing and out of pocket expenses for NHS patients’ are in place, GB has implemented safety nets to assist with and alleviate these costs for certain sections of the population, including children, people age 60 or older (including retired people), and people with low incomes (including unemployed people). These safety nets include providing vision tests free of charge for people with limited or low income (including unemployed people), children, and people over the age of age 60. Financial assistance to cover the cost of corrective lenses is also available for children and people of low income. Additionally, in order to offset the cost of transportation for access to healthcare, the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS) covers
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