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How has the unique nature of the health care environment changed the way we as a society manage and utilize our health care?

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1. How has the unique nature of the health care environment changed the way we as a society manage and utilize our health care?

The unique nature of the health care environment is a reflection of the medical model e.g. managed care (see attached article). It is focused on illness and cures. Although the "medical model" offers clarity about how problems at one level can cause difficulties at other levels, it also has impacted the ways we as a society manage and utilize our health care. For example, medical practices, organized around the medical model, presume that the physician's task is to diagnose diseases, to discover their causes and symptoms, and design treatments. The treatments are aimed at eliminating or minimizing the symptoms of the disease, or the cause of the disease, or the disease itself. The medical model is made up of causal chains, of primary, ...

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This solution discusses how the unique nature of the health care environment has changed the way we as a society manage and utilize our health care. Supplemented with an article on managed care.

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