HCA 210 Week 5-CheckPoint - The Costs of Health Care

HCA 210 Week - The Costs of Health Care New technological equipment leads to the increase in health care Some equipment is necessary for hospitals

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The Costs of Health Care New technological equipment leads to the increase in health care. Some equipment is necessary for hospitals and other forms of health care to function properly. The new more high-tech devices can diagnosis and treat certain conditions more efficiently for society. These machines are very expensive and in order for health care providers to get their investment back they have to increase prices on procedures and treatments. Another factor that increases health care cost is lawsuits. Malpractice suits can end with a large amount of money being lost by health care providers. To cover malpractice a certain type of insurance is purchase which can be very pricey. Whether a surgical instrument is left behind or a person dies from not getting the proper treatment, a health care provider needs to make sure they are covered for any mistakes that might occur.
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2011 for the course HCA 210 taught by Professor Timbouseman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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