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This 5 page paper explores the health care delivery system, its problems, and possible solutions. Also included in the discussion are issues such as vaccine research and development, the use of information technology in the field as well as the overuse of pharmaceuticals. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 45 page paper explores the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, the prospective payment system instituted, and the effect on Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, the writer offers a proposal for a study focusing on the increased costs for seniors as a result of the BBA and the PPS. An extensive literature review explains the changes in ...

In the United States, the healthcare system has developed in such a manner that it has become necessary to either have health insurance or rely on government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to meet essential needs. The economic recession of the last decade brought to the foreground of political debate the increasing numbers ...

anesthesiologist's assistants, physicians assistants, cardiovascular technologists, histologic technologists, medical laboratory technicians, medical record technicians, nuclear medicine technicians, radiology technicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and numerous others. This 11 page paper examines the reasons for choosing allied healthcare as a career, specifically in terms of pay scales, career security and educational requirements ...

The rising cost of health care ushered in the health management organization (HMO) or 'managed care' concept of the past two decades. In managed care the patient chooses a primary care physician (PCP) that oversees their medical interactions, often being the point of contact as well as providing diagnosis and referral. Most managed ...

A 10 page paper on the challenges facing the managed health care system today. It specifically addresses the HMOs, what is wrong with them, and how they can be fixed so they really work for their members. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

It would be expected that heavy drinking and alcohol abuse and, or, dependence among primary care patients would be reflective of or greater than the general population. A screening tool that would be of great benefit if included as part of the primary care process would be a questionnaire geared to detect abuse and, ...

A 15 page paper discussing the social and economic factors contributing to the increasing number of middle-class Americans who have no health-insurance coverage. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the inevitable decline in health care and the cost of that reduction. Opinions vary from consumer to HMO provider to physician to hospital. There is perhaps no one solution to the problem but rather it is compromise in many instances which appears to offer the best solution to the problems ...

A 10 page research paper focusing on the U.S. Health Care System. The effects of reforms on physicians, families, seniors, health care administrators are discussed. Managed Care Organizations and HMOs are explained with a discussion of the increase in their numbers. One particular HMO is described as an example for the reader. An extensive bibliography ...

This 18 page report discusses health maintenance organizations (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) from the viewpoint of their difference, what the published literature has said about the two, and the development of an informational experiment evaluating a certain factor related to the two. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

An 11 page overview of managed care citing the pros and cons of HMOs and PPOs. The writer focuses on past abuses and how these have been mitigated by the combined efforts of public, business, medical professionals and the government. Also discussed are changes in Medicare/Medicaid laws and its effects on the ...

An 8 page paper discussing the changes in the managed health care delivery systems of the US. The health care industry has seen sweeping changes in the past decade, and though the reputation gained by the overall concept of managed care and HMOs became negative quickly, there is evidence that is now changing. ...

This 14 page paper, which includes 4 charts, discusses managed care in general and HMOs in New York in particular. Many aspects are addressed including financial, as well as staffing and legal considerations. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

An 8 page paper on the introduction and reasons behind the development of HMOs. The paper discusses how the HMO has developed into the managed health care system of today, the costs and ethics surrounding profit-driven health care systems. In addition, the paper looks at controversies, public desire and the variances between desire ...

This 12 page research paper provides a detailed analysis of the "downside" of health maintenance organizations, or HMOs. Specifically addressed is an overview of the problem, along with individual case studies which demonstrate HMO ineffectiveness. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

HMOs vs. PPOs

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A 6 page research paper which provides an overview of the managed health care industry. The writer wades through the alphabet-soup categories of managed health care to provide lucid explanations of the two major types before examining which is best for employers as well as how they impact the quality of medical care which patients ...

A 9 page paper that outlines the cost cutting methods that have been employed by HMO providers and argues that these tactics have had a detrimental effect on the quality of health care and services, especially in the area of emergency medical treatment. Presented is a description of the financial losses suffered by HMO ...

An 8 page paper dealing with the trends in the rising costs of health care and the various factors which determine these costs. Emphasis is on managed health care and how this type of approach sometimes compromises the quality of health care. Bibliography lists ten sources.

A 6 page paper that addresses the problems facing managed care workers and the solutions they have proposed and accomplished. The paper also addresses the social democratization process that is affecting the industry, how it affects health care to patients and physician ethics, and the problems that still need to be addressed by managed ...

A 9 page paper outlining the role of specialized laboratories under new provisions of health care insurance such as that of Managed Care. Details the spiraling costs of health care insurance and of the high tech procedures which we now look to as being routine and necessary. Outlines the pitfalls and successes of ...

A 5 page paper that argues the need for a National Health Care Program. This paper recognizes the increasing number of uninsured, under-insured and un-insurable individuals in the United States. Statistics demonstrate that contrary to popular belief, over half of these individuals are working class Americans, and over 25% are children. ...

As part of his program to stabilize Social Security President Clinton also proposed a reduction in health care costs by introducing global budget caps to limit the annual national health care spending. This 5 page paper argues that this proposal is not practical inasmuch as the people who are meant to be the recipients ...

This is a 5 page paper that examines the emergence of the managed care system within the United states as a natural outcome of the pay-for service system of the past and the rising cost of health care, due in large part to advancing technology. It looks at some of the more common criticisms of ...

A 14 page essay on the health reforms of the Clinton Administration and the controversy which has surrounded them. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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