The main challenge faced by the German healthcare system is its overreliance on

The main challenge faced by the german healthcare

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The main challenge faced by the German healthcare system is its overreliance on the third party (Francesca et al., 2011). As a result, there is no role played by the cost-conscious consumer. Therefore, the patients lack the spur to limit their demand, and the medical providers have no inducement to reduce their supply. The French government has set fees and caps that make her healthcare system inexpensive. Majority of the costs of medication are also reimbursed thus lowering the burden of treatment for her residents. The system is set up in such a way that public healthcare system is made available to all residents including the unemployed. Reports also indicate that France spends close to 11.5% of her GDP in funding the healthcare system (Rothgang et al., 2010). The health ministry centrally coordinates the healthcare system in France, and the National Health Service is responsible for transferring funds between patients and healthcare practitioners
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HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS 7 through the system. This healthcare system, just like any other in the OECD countries faces numerous challenges. France, therefore, has to rely on top-ups from the state general market to achieve their set objectives. Recommendation The USA should adopt the universal coverage strategy to make healthcare affordable for all her residents. This can be achieved by setting up a statutory framework and an active state capable of regulating provider reimbursements. The USA does not have to exclude private insurers from the supplementary insurance market in her attempt at achieving universal coverage. These approaches can help improve the quality of healthcare in the United States of America. The US should also encourage effective payment of the physicians starting from primary care services all through to the incentives necessary for improving the quality of service delivery. Another possible approach that could greatly improve the healthcare system in the US would be the expansion of Medicare to the entire population.
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HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS 8 References Chevreul, K., Brigham, B., Durand-Zaleski, I., & Hernández-Quevedo, C. (2015). France: health system review 2015. Health Systems in Transition, 17(3), 1-218. Francesca, C., Ana, L. N., Jérôme, M., & Frits, T. (2011). OECD health policy studies help wanted? Providing and paying for long-term care: providing and paying for long-term care (Vol. 2011). OECD Publishing. Hadad, S., Hadad, Y., & Simon-Tuval, T. (2013). Determinants of healthcare system’s efficiency in OECD countries. The European journal of health economics , 14 (2), 253-265. Rothgang, H., Cacace, M., Frisina, L., Grimmeisen, S., Schmid, A., & Wendt, C. (2010). The state and healthcare: comparing OECD countries . Springer. Zimlichman, E., Henderson, D., Tamir, O., Franz, C., Song, P., Yamin, C. K., & Bates, D. W. (2013). Health care–associated infections: a meta-analysis of costs and financial impact on the US health care system. JAMA internal medicine , 173 (22), 2039-2046.
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