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Unformatted text preview: Health and Quality of Life 8/30/2010- Quiz on the introductory portion of class will be open on 9/9/2010-9/10/2010. INTRODUCTION TO U.S. HEALTH CARE How the U.S. Healthcare System works:-Very expensive research and hi-tech technology-Cure-focused, meaning that people walk into the doctor’s office and expect to leave cured, or with treatment for their problems.-Fragmented (Decentralized)-Employer-based insurance system What did you learn from the video?-How important your health really is to a person-Everyone needs healthcare-There is a major difference between the privilege to healthcare and the right to healthcare-It is a very common occurrence in the U.S to go bankrupt because of healthcare, than countries such as Japan who spend so little on it. Fragmented:-Hospitals and Clinics-Poor communication between providers of healthcare and the patients-Medical Practices-group vs. solo Hospital Systems:-Hospitals are often affiliated with other freestanding healthcare providers. Example-labs, clinics, and -Hospitals are often affiliated with other freestanding healthcare providers....
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- Spring '08
- healthcare providers, u.s. health care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, freestanding healthcare providers