Exam 2 Class Notes - October14,2008 HealthCare...

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October 14, 2008 08:19 Health Care Private health insurance o Covered from parent’s employment Government health care o Medicaid Need-based program Those with income below a certain level o Medicare Created to help the elderly Medical help for Emergency care o Can receive care even if you don’t have insurance o Some clinics built for this FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES NO ONE BE TURNED AWAY WHEN  EMERGENCY ATTENTION IS NEEDED Rising costs of health care Medical technology o US most advance o VERY expensive o Pharmaceuticals Medicine Medical malpractice insurance
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o Insure self against POSSIBLY being sued because of problems How can we help people live longer o More people living longer o Baby boomers Have more people What we have done to get handle on rising costs Hospital/inpatient care o Limited number of days a person can stay o OBGYN Normal 44 years ago – 4 days A few years ago changed – 24 hours Now 48 hours o Once issues is treated, rest is recuperation Freeze rates we pay for particular service o Some people believe doctors make too much Looked towards co-pays/deductibles o Pay portion of health care every day period HMO o Filter out unnecessary services  o A screening process Authorization from “family doc” before going to ER or urgent care  centers
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Primary Components of Medical System Physicians and solo-practice o One doctor, one nurse Did EVERYTHING  (medically speaking) Group out-patient setting o Group of doctors working in one building o May not get wanted doctor in case of emergency Hospital o private and non-profit: Spectrum o private and profit: Sparrow Public health services o Food inspections at restaurants/cafeterias o Vaccines – when traveling to foreign places o Track communicable diseases Can track trends/epidemics o Inspect foster care homes/schools Various related Home health care Nursing homes Physical rehabilitation centers
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October 21, 2008 08:19 Mental Illness History o Thought to be spiritual Someone is possessed by demons/devil Blood draining, exorcisms, drill holes in skull o Responsibility placed on church and family o State took responsibility for most severe Asylums created Became primary place for these with mental illness Protected us and them (from being preyed upon) to prey upon them Would hold thousands of people, and so there was a lack of staff Were not really therapeutically taken care Can keep people in an asylum indefinitely Continued to grow in early and mid 1900s mid-1900s – E.T.C = shock therapy
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course SW 150 taught by Professor Hendrick during the Fall '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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