Discussion - Quality Care from Provider and Patient Perspective

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Quality of care has always been a concern in the U.S. health care system. Although great strides have been made to improve the quality of care delivered, many critics still believe that the United States has a long way to go before truly delivering uniform quality care.

How would you define quality of care from the provider and patient perspectives?
Why do you feel that quality can be viewed as a strength and a weakness of the U.S. health care system?
Be sure to provide at least 2 reasons for this, and use properly cited references in your answer.

Quality of care is basically when the right care is conducted at the right time, at a reasonable

time to a specific person. Defining quality of care is
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We also have a very strong medical education system because we have individuals who

come all over the world the United States for training that is now available in their respective

countries. In spite of the criticism the FDA receive, many of them a due to the fact that they

are not given sufficient resources by the federal government to do the job that it needs but in

spite of that, they have a good system. We also have the best preventive agency in the world

(the Center for Disease Control and Prevention).

We have all this but we also have a system to where they costs are out of control.

We have a system to where the effort has been to shift the cost from one area to another and

we are not using the system effectively. An example would be an individual going into the

emergency room for a cut to be treated will cost $1000 because the emergency room

tremendous overhead for all of the things they have to be prepared for when that individual

should go see their local physician or clinic and has the same treatment done for $50. That

shows that the system is not being effectively used.

Also, by continuing you to improve quality of care, there are physicians who may

unintentionally over treating patients because they believe they are not doing enough and/or

trying to avoid a lawsuit or under treating

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