Please view the following videos in preparation for this assignment:
Girard, K. (2013). Health care delivery systems and occupations. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1WpakHcjRs
Shi, L. & Singh, D. A. (2017). Chapter 7: Outpatient services and primary care. Essentials of the U.S. health care system (4th ed., pp. 167-176). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC. Available in the Trident Online Library.
Having completed the required readings and viewed the videos, you should now have a basic understanding of the characteristics and components of the United States health care delivery system. Health care delivery is no longer confined to the hospital setting. Over the past few years we have witnessed the emergence of outpatient surgery centers, home health, hospice, etc.
For this assignment, conduct additional research as needed to address the following questions:
- What factors have led to care being offered outside of the hospital setting?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of these settings? Who benefits the most: consumers or organizations?
- How has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacted this trend? Has it encouraged more alternative settings or put care back into the hospital setting? Explain.