HSM541 Course Discussions Week 4

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HSM541 Course Discussions Week 4
How would you define the role of primary care from the perspectives of health promotion and…

 

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HSM541 Course Discussions Week 4

HSM541 Course Discussions Week 4

All Students Posts 47 Pages 

Primary Care – 26 Pages 

How would you define the role of primary care from the perspectives of health promotion and health protection? Why are these facets of primary care important, and how do they influence healthcare costs?  Would increasing the number of primary care doctors decrease some healthcare costs?

The doctor is not the only primary care provider. Who are some other persons now providing primary care?  We are seeing more Nurse Practitioners. According to the Mayo Clinic website, the NP can perform 60-80 % of primary care procedures.

Would you feel comfortable being treated by an NP rather than a doctor? Knowing the NP is working under a doctor’s license is one thing but what about the NP being able to open an office without doctor supervision?  How does Medicare impact the cost, quality and access to the population it covers? Which is doing a better job – Medicare or Medicaid?…

Managed Care – 21 Pages 

What are the positive effects of managed care on our healthcare system? What are some of the problems created by managed care that have been identified by patients, providers, and interest groups?  Are there more pros or cons to managed care?  Have you heard of VBID?  What do you think of this approach?  What are the demographics of the uninsured population?

What are some options to decrease the number of uninsured? What are some Ethical issues surrounding managed care?  Is the transformation of patients to health consumers a positive or negative change in healthcare services?…