Lecture 10 Health Care in the US for posting (1)

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Health Care Delivery in the US Lecture 10
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Health Care Delivery Organizations HMOs: Health Maintenance Organizations (prepaid group practices) PPOs: Preferred Provider Organizations (networks of providers) IPAs: Individual Practice Associations (solo or small group; contract independently with HMOs) Hospitals (for profit, non-profit, community)
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Characteristics of the US Health Care System No central governing agency Fragmentation Technology-driven Focuses on acute care Cost -high Equity -low Quality -average - -High -Average -Low
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“Light (2004) depicts the American heath care delivery system as most costly, inefficient, wasteful, and inequitable system of health care in the industrialized world.” Mechanic (2004) describes it as “disorganized and irrational.”
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Percent of children (ages <18) received BOTH a medical and dental preventive care visit in past year Preventive Care Visits for Children, by Top and Bottom States, Race/Ethnicity, Family Income, and Insurance, 2003 35 63 70 58 62 48 73 59 48 49 0 50 100 Uninsured Private insurance <100% of poverty 400%+ of poverty Hispanic Black White Bottom 10% states Top 10% states U.S. average Data: 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health (HRSA 2005; retrieved from Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health database at http://www.nschdata.org). Source: Commonwealth Fund National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2006 QUALITY: THE RIGHT CARE 5
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Receipt of Recommended Screening and Preventive Care for Adults, by Family Income and Insurance Status, 2002
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