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The economics of health care include
The economics of health care include the equal distribution of health care services so everyone may be served when services are needed. Medicare and Medicaid, patients rights, and nurse salaries do not factor into the economics of health care; they are only parts of the health care system.
A student asks the instructor about health care economics. The instructor knows the student understands when the student states which of the following?
Every health care issue needs resources to bring it to fruition. Without the resources, the health care issue would not be served. The elderly are a large part of the population, but that does not change the economics of health care. Everyone does not have health insurance, so that statement would not enter into health care economics. Last, all health care dollars are not partitioned by the government; third party payers exist.
The US health care system is different from that of other countries in which way?
Other countries fund the health care system so that every citizen may have health care. In addition they provide the option that citizens may purchase private health care too. The US has a combination of private companies and government agencies funding health care, so money is not coming from just the private sector. The older person in the population receives care according to the insurance coverage they have, but the care is not before anyone else.
Which of the following statements is true about health care in the US?
Two nurses are discussing health care in the past and the present. The two nurses know which of the following to be true about health care in the present?
[Multiple Response] A student nurse is discussing Medicare coverage with the clinical instructor. The instructor knows the student understands Medicare when the student makes this which statement(s)? (Select all that apply.)
a. Medicare covers all patients while they are in the hospital.
b. Medicare is funded by the federal government.
c. Medicare is for persons 65 years old and older.
d. Medicare is partially funded by private third-party payers.
e. Medicare is for patients who are disabled and/or have end-stage renal disease.
[Multiple Response] An accountable care organization (ACO) seeks to deliver which of the following aspects of health care? (Select all that apply.)
a. Lessen Medicare payments
b. Integrate care
c. Enhance evidence-based practices
d. Manage acute conditions
e. Support hospice charges