Ch8 - Health Care Policy Click to edit Master subtitle...

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Outline Background Public health programs Cost issues Quality issues Focused discussion: Preventative Health Care 22
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Background Numbers in a nutshell q US health care spending (2007): $2.2 trillion q 16.2 % of US GDP q $7,421 per person for health care (2007) q Average 7 % raise per year, well above the inflation rate q Faster increasing in drug costs and estimated 9- 12% increase over next decade q Gov health care budget under pressure q Employers pass added burden to employees 33
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Background Health care policy: All of the actions that Gov take to influence the provision of health care services and the various Gov activities that affect or attempt to affect public health and well-being. Government activity relatively recent Health care, research, education, hospitals, food, drug, medical devices, pollution, water supplies, sanitation, and waste removal Selected major agencies Food and Drug Administration (FDA) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 44
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oversees the development of new drugs and medical devices as well as food supply Regulates biologics (vaccines and blood products); labeling and safety of cosmetics; medical devices (contact lenses); radiation in consumer products (microwave and cellphone) 55
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Primary vehicle for federal health science research 27 separate institutions and centers Support health research at colleges, universities, medical research centers National security after bioterrorism scares (2001) 66
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