2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Jan 28, 2023  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HA 518 - Organization of Healthcare Delivery Systems


The U.S. healthcare delivery system is unique in many ways from that of other developed countries. The system is comprised of a number of subsystems that loosely work together towards a common goal to promote the health and welfare of the population. This course explores the social, political, economic, technological, legal, key stakeholders, and environmental factors that influence the health care delivery system in the U.S. Focus is placed on the factors affecting the need, access, and use of services; factors related to healthcare costs; quality assessment and quality assurance; the impact of legal, regulatory, and accreditation actions; and financing of care through private health insurance and governmental programs. Major influences in the advances and other changes to the health services system are evaluated with pertinent references to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The effects of medical education, scientific advances, rising costs, changing population demographics, and American values and assumptions regarding health care are covered. Role of population health management and public health on health care systems and practices are explored.
Fulfills: 4+1
Credits: 3



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