week 6 homework - Discussion Question 1 How does the U.S....

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Discussion Question 1 How does the U.S. legal system and the need for professional liability insurance impact patient care, physician behavior, and organizational costs A. The U.S. health care system is massive and in crisis. The U.S. legal system has made many attempts to fix this but to no advantage. Having the several different tiers, HMOs, PPOs, and managed care tries to make things look better than they really are. Professional liability insurance premiums get passed down to the patients through costs and as a result making those life changing decisions harder to make. B. The following article goes into how patient care is impacted and how. They also go into how this is like a double edged sword. There are many issues for both sides. They talk about how insurance affects patient care (this is due to high rates and co pays that people cannot afford when going to the doctor). It also discussed physicians behavior (they become upset when they do not have a full load because it causes to lose money). It also
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course MRKT 5220 taught by Professor Franklin during the Fall '10 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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