Liz M. Santiago
March 11, 2012
Identify and describe at least three of the most difficult issues facing health care in the United States today. Our health care system is complex in the way it is setup and the way it operates. There are many key issues that face the health care system in the United States today. Three of the most difficult issues include diseases, health disparities and paying for health care. As we are capable of preventing diseases through preventive medicine and advanced technology, the mortality rate of the United States will continue to decline. Although this may be true, macro trends such as illnesses, …show more content…
They are the ones that briefly meet with clinicians to promote the benefits of a new drug and provide samples through marketing efforts, in hopes that clinicians will test their product on the patients that are under their care. “Needless to say, the availability of health insurance coverage for new procedures and products is a major factor in the eventual diffusion and use of new technology; as such, insurance firms themselves are objects of a wide variety of high-level marketing approaches directed at inclusion of the new products as covered benefits for beneficiaries “ (Torrens & Williams, 2009). It is through a cost-benefit analysis and other analytical techniques, as well as clinical evaluations, in order to keep technology in proper perspective. “As a nation, we must ask critical questions and decide where to draw the line, while at the same time assuring that there is adequate access to appropriate and successful technologies to the extent possible” (Torrens & Williams, 2009).
Describe how health care at the international level will impact the United States health care system. Health care at the international level will impact the United States health care system in various ways. It will be impacted through the terms of level of funding, mechanisms of funding, systems of organization and delivery, and approaches to management. “There are many emerging models for health care delivery throughout the world as