HSM 410 Foreign Healthcare

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HSM 410 Foreign Healthcare Discussions 2 Week 1
Your reading this week compared four countries’ healthcare systems. In addition, everyone researched…

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HSM 410 Foreign Healthcare

HSM 410 Foreign Healthcare

Discussions Week 1 All Students Posts 56 Pages 

Your reading this week compared four countries’ healthcare systems. In addition, everyone researched a country of their choosing in HSM310. How did the countries from the reading or the country that you researched from HSM310 attempt to control the rising costs of healthcare?

For the past 10 years, Japan has been reviewing the issue of birth rates. Currently, they are now increasing the birth rates.  Why?  When we talk about health care in Japan, are we talking about health care as we see it in the US, or….are we talking about the hundreds of health care models in Japan that are used on a daily basis?  Does United Kingdom have Universal health care or private insurance?  How is the Universal health care in Britain paid for?  The United States spends more money on health care than every other country in the world. Why?
Why do 30,000 infants die each year and why does Japan only have a 2% infant mortality?

The country I researched in HSM310 was Japan.  Japan finances their healthcare both publicly and privately although the majority is financed publicly through the universal healthcare system. Japan relies on the tax subsidies, premiums for about 99.5% of the funding for the public health system.  According to the Economist, this is becoming more challenging because of the aging population.  Japan is often slow to adopt cutting-edge treatments because they are often more costly.  Japan struggles with emergency care because there is a shortage of large hospitals.  There is no clear cut plan for how Japan is going to handle the rising healthcare costs although it is planning on medical tourism becoming a source of economic growth…