HA4070D – Regulatory Environment in Health Care
Assignment 01: Three Perspectives
Write a two to three page paper taking into consideration the perspectives of three major players in health care delivery as it relates to the new Affordable Care Act, as well as historical expectations and practices in healthcare: 1) the patient, 2) the doctor, and 3) the hospital.
Please address the following in writing your paper:
1.From the patient perspective:
.What do patients expect from medical treatment?
.What leads people to seek treatment?
.How does a patient decide where to go for treatment?
2.From the doctor’s perspective:
.How does a physician expect to be paid?
.How does a physician decide what patients to treat?
.What threats exist today to a doctor’s autonomy and authority?
3.From the hospital’s perspective:
.How would a hospital prefer to relate to physicians on its staff?
.How has the relationship between hospitals and physicians changed over the past 50 years?
.What impact does the dominance of the nonprofit form of hospital have on the relationship to the physician?
.What do hospitals expect from patients?
.How does a hospital’s duty to treat differ from the physician’s?
In writing this paper, discuss each player and each point. Please cite sources to back your opinions and writings. Double space your paper. Use Headings to organize your paper if appropriate. For information on citations check these handouts from the APA Style tab on the library website.
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