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Hospitals, clinic and community health agencies can be very different from other work environments. Healthcare systems are complex and there are many things you need to know about types of hospital systems, patient care, insurance, healthcare providers and legal issues. This tutorial will help you learn basic healthcare concepts so you can be successful on the job and understand the system.

The emerging role of hospitalists in the American health care system
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This change is welcome in many respects, since generalists have perennially been undervalued by health care institutions, payers, and even patients. The greater prominence of generalism has led to an increase in the number of medical students who choose careers

The South Korean health care system
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Korean patients can go to any doctor or any medical institution, including hospitals, which they choose. The referral arrangement system is divided into two steps. The patient can go to any medical practitioner office except specialized general hospitals. If the patient wants to

Health care as a complex adaptive system : implications for design and management
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For several years, the National Academies has been engaged in a systemic study of the quality and cost of health care in the United States (IOM; National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine). Clearly, substantial improvements in the

Regulating Entrepreneurial Behaviour In European Health Care System
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The volumes in this series focus on key issues for health policy-making in Europe. Each study explores the conceptual background, outcomes and lessons learned about the development of more equitable, more efficient and more effective health systems in Europe

The American health care system
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JK Iglehart- New England Journal of Medicine, 1999 138.5.157.71HE United States operates a health care system that is unique among nations. It is the most expensive of systems, outstripping by over half again the health care expenditures of any other country. 1 The number of people without insurance continues to increase, however

The American health care system
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HE most prominent feature of American health insurance coverage is its slow erosion, even as the government seeks to plug the gaps in coverage through such new programs as Medicare+ Choice, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

African Americans and their distrust of the health care system : healthcare for diverse populations.
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To be used in some type of experiment and then be forgotten. Why are you interested in me now This is one of many sentiments felt by African Americans. In one of many surveys conducted by researchers, African Americans feared they would be used as guinea pigs for

Out of touch: American men and the health care system
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This report presents new research revealing that an alarming proportion of American men have only limited contact with physicians and the health care system generally. Many men fail to get routine checkups, preventive care , or health counseling, and they often ignore

Canadas health care system -reform delayed
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The foundation of Canadas government-funded health insurance system was laid in 1957, when the federal government passed legislation providing financial incentives for the provincial governments to establish universal hospital insurance. Thereafter, major reforms

Making care coordination a critical component of the pediatric health system : a multidisciplinary framework
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It is widely acknowledged that the lack of care coordination within the US health care system perpetuates the fragmentation of care , cost inefficiency, and poor health outcomes. This report proposes a framework for care coordination in a high-performing pediatric health care

Revisiting the Canadian health care system
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HE provincial health insurance plans of Canada, still prized by a population that relies on universal coverage of hospital care and physicians services, nevertheless suffered a dramatic loss of public confidence in the 1990s as a result of sharp cutbacks in the federal

Partnering with patients and families to design a patient-and family-centered health care system
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The US health care system faces serious challenges. Health care financing is an overriding issue; others include overcoming disparities in access to care , improving health literacy, meeting the needs of a burgeoning population of older Americans and of the increasing

Reducing administrative costs and improving the health care system
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Reforms of health care system in Romania
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Aim. To describe health care reforms and analyze the transition of the health care system in Romania in the 1989-2001 period. Method. We analyzed policy documents, political intentions and objectives of health care reform, described new legislation, and presented

Optimizing scopes of practice: New models of care for a new health care system
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A professions scope of practice encompasses the activities its practitioners are educated and authorized to perform. The overall scope of practice for the profession sets the outer limits of practice for all practitioners. The actual scope of practice of individual practitioners is

Building a rapid learning health care system for oncology: the regulatory framework of CancerLinQ
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Today is a time of unprecedented opportunity and challenge in health care generally and cancer care in particular. An explosion of scientific knowledge, the rapid introduction of new drugs and technologies, and the unprecedented escalation in the cost of health care

Health care systems in transition III. Pakistan, Part I. An overview of the health care system in Pakistan
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Pakistan, which occupies the easternmost part of the Gigirist Euphrates and Indus basin, is a country with strong cultural traditions, going back to the early Indus Valley civilization of Moen-jo-Daro and the Graeco-Buddhist Gandharan cultures. Pakistan became independent

Patient and health system delays: health – care seeking behaviour among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Pakistan
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Objective: To determine the time taken for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary TB and the factors responsible for delay, by studying the level of awareness regarding TB in the patients, and the extent of social stigmatization associated with TB in Punjab (Multan and

Self-medication practice among patients in a public health care system .
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ABSTRACT A survey of 500 patients attending primary health care centres in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was carried out to determine the prevalence and factors associated with self- medication practice. The results indicated that 35.4% of the respondents had practised self


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