Test #1 Notes- Module II (1)

Test #1 Notes- Module II (1) - Module2=Chpt.1cont.d 20:31...

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Module 2= Chpt. 1 cont.d 20:31 Module 1= Chapter 2  Module 2= Chapters 1, 3,4,7,8,9 CHAPTER 1 (CONT.D)= Market Justice vs. Social Justice: Conflict Throughout Health Care Market Justice= places the responsibility for the fair distribution of HC on the market  forces ina free economy Medical care and its benefits are distributed on the basis of people’s willingness and  ability to pay Social Justice= the well-being of the community over that of the individual The inability to obtain medical services b/c of financial problems= unjust A just distribution of benefits is based on need, NOT simply one’s ability to buy them  Market justice prevails- many americans prefer market solutions instead of gov’t  intervention in HC financing and delivery Market justice results in unequal distribution of HC services, creating negative impacts  on society Multiple Players and Balance of Power: Key players= physicians, administrators of health service institutions, insurance  companies, large employers, and the gov’t All of their self- interests are at odd usually, but a positive to that is that no one entity will  dominate the system -In the US, there is a drive to use primary care for HC services Conclusion of Chapter 1= US HC system lacks universal access Continous and comprehensive (complete/ all-inclusive) HC is not enjoyed by all  Americans HC delivery is set up into subsystems developed either through market forces or the  need to take care of certain populations (managed care, military and VA systems,  system for vulnerable populations, and IDS)
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Chapter 3: Historical Overview 20:31 - social, cultural, technological, economic, and political forces have all shaped the US  medical services
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Chapter 3: Historical Overview 20:31 no one is responsible, but the beliefs and values of Americans is a primary reason for  not having universal health care in the US Americans have a strong belief in CAPITALISM- promotes self- determination and  discourages dependence on public welfare unless absolutely necessary Social, political, and economic forces have helped compromise the belief in capitalism  by the creation of Medicare and Medicaid that extends health insurance to the needy The high costs of health insurance is another reason why it cant be expanded to all  Americans 1. Medical Services in Preindustrial America= colonial times- late 1800s= GB, France, and Germany were far more advanced than us  in medical education and practice medical practice in the US was more a trade than a profession only a few hospitals in NY, Boston, St. Louis, etc. no health insurance
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PUBHLTH 129 taught by Professor Forget during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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