Assignment: Current Healthcare Crisis



Assignment: Current Healthcare Crisis
Assignment: Current Healthcare Crisis
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Commodity scarcity (some chemotherapy medications, organs for transplant)
Growing of aging population
Costs
Access to healthcare by those experiencing poverty
Access to healthcare by immigrants
Staffing ratios for nurses
Under- insurance
Lack of coverage for long-term care
Patient safety
Changing of preventive care guidelines (i.e. changing age for women’s yearly mammograms; use or non-use of PSA)
Increasing chronic illnesses
Debate if healthcare policy should be controlled by federal or state governments
Out of pocket expenses
Increasing population and decreasing labor pool
Prescription drug costs
Uncertainty over Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Increasing consolation of healthcare facilities (e.g. larger hospitals acquiring smaller, private practices)
Communicable, infectious diseases spreading globally
Fragmented care
Control over individual healthcare decisions (e.g. individuals, doctors, insurance companies)


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