PHCY 6185 Pharmacists and the Health Care System

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Pharmacists and the Health Care System Dean Vandel PHCY 6185
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Learning Objectives Leading DISEASE causes of death in U.S. Major causes of death in the U.S. Overview of U.S. Health Care System Major factors in the cost of health care How is health care delivered in the U.S. What is Medicaid What is Medicare
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Learning Objectives (cont.) Place of drugs in the health care system Primary and emerging roles of pharmacists in the health care system Medicare Part D Prescription Benefit Medication Therapy Management HIPPA
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Disease Burden Disease burden is the effect on society of both disease-related mortality and disease –related morbidity.
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Leading Causes of Death by Disease Heart Disease Cancer Stroke Respiratory Disease Diabetes.
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Major Causes of Death Tobacco Poor Diet/Physical Activity Alcohol Microbial Agents Toxic Agents
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U.S. Health Care System Parameters Access to Care Quality of Care Cost Financing – Private and Public Provider Reimbursement
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Access to Care U.S. health practitioners and medical facilities are some of best in the world Access to them is limited due to no health insurance or under-insured. Only developed country that does not provide healthcare for all citizens. Recent passage of Health Care Reform may change this. Many small business can not afford to provide employee health insurance
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Quality of Care U.S. is not the highest quality of care WHO reports U.S. is 37 th out of 191 based on
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course PHCY 6185 taught by Professor Vandel during the Fall '08 term at Univeristy of Wyoming- Laramie.

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