and up, low income, pregnant and postpartum up to 12 months, cancer, some chronic conditions, and some with a disability. The Britain’s do require referrals to see specialists, primary care is delivered mainly through general practitioners, who act as gatekeepers for secondary care, the patients are required to register with a local practice for primary care. The gatekeepers receive high bonuses at the end of the year if their patients have high outcomes related to preventative health. Medications are covered for inpatient, however outpatient prescriptions are about $12 each, or prepayment certificates
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3 can be purchased for about 150 per year and covers all medications no matter what cost or the quantity. In 2012 about 90% of prescriptions were dispensed for free and the largest proportion of out- of-pocket spending was on medical appliances, equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Although GB offers 100% of coverage to its citizens, it does have some lag time on getting treated and getting into appointments. The nurses and physicians also see their financial packages as poor and unfair in the government based yearly salary. Pros and cons can be seen while comparing the two countries (Palfreman, 2008). References
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3 Commonwealth Fund. (2014). International Profiles Of Health Care Systems . Retrieved from: - report/2015/jan/1802_mossialos_intl_profiles_2014_v7.pdf KFF. (2017). What are the Financial Implications of Lack of Coverage? Retrieved from: Great Britain: A Leader in Preventative Medicine . Retrieved from:
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