Sick Around the World cont'd
Sick Around the World cont'd SOC 1523
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Movie Sick Around the World 92315 201 PM What are the 5 rich industry countries he goes to 1 UK 0 pay for healthcare on a tax revenue 0 has become a world leader in preventive medicine 0 What is their notion of a gatekeeper 0 Hold down costs for the system and give the brits a medical home 0 Paid a fixed amount based on the of patients they have 0 They make a bonus for keeping their patients healthy 0 Know NHS 0 Covers everybody and has better health statistics 0 No insurance premium no fee at all 0 No medical bankruptcy 0 Pay higher taxes to cover healthcare 2Japan 0 they cover everyone and spend half as much as US on healthcare 0 social insurance 80 of hospitals are private what is their infant mortality rate and life expectancy 0 Lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy What GDP do they give to health care 0 800 Who owns the Japanese hospitals 0 They are mostly private and owned by different people 0 Ex Kono What are the strengthsweaknesses of Jap healthcare 0 Strengths Annual physical Pay into a social insurance fund Much longer hospital stays Twice as many MRIs than Americans I Incredibly cheap I Cut them by 35 o Weaknesses Doctors can t charge what they want for MRIs they have to go by the price book Not allowed to make a profit 50 of hospitals are in financial deficit now Japanese spend too little on healthcare Have to increase prices to keep hospitals from going broke 3 Germany 0 private doctorshospitals insurance companies compete for business 0 Who was Otto van Bismarck o Prussian chancellor in 18805 0 Came up with notion that government must provide mechanisms so everyone can have healthcare when they needit Strengthsweaknesses of German healthcare system 0 Strength Provides coverage for almost 100 of population 0 Weakness Economic incentives facilitate procedures instead of comprehensive patient care 4 Taiwan 0 What is the Taiwanese smart cardquot How does that relate to their administrative cost 0 Made of different parts imported from over seas 0 Drug benefits vision care 0 No gatekeeper or waiting time 0 Lowest administrative cost in the world 0 Half population had no coverage at all a long time ago 0 Worse than America s 5 Switzerland 0 Universal coverage with high quality 0 1994 9 healthcare system resembled Americas 0 make profit on supplemental coverage How many Americans are without healthcare o 44 million Americans According to WHO where does the US rank in terms of fairness and quality of a healthcare system 0 37th in the world Sweden has high life expectancy Sierra Leone has life expectancy of like 40 yrs old 92315 201 PM 92315 201 PM
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