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    1) Examine the similarities and differences between the various health care delivery systems. Be sure to also include:

    (a) A definition/description of the various types of delivery systems.

    (b) The goals/philosophies of the various delivery systems.

    (c) Write a section to include your own mission/philosophy statement. Explain your statement and why it was chosen.

    ii) Provide appropriate and scholarly sources for your paper

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    These are some of the mentioned health care delivery stems mentioned in the literature:

    1. Public and private health care delivery systems. For example, Primary Care are offered by physicians in doctors' offices or hospital dealing with both acute and chronic illnesses. For example, DRG related to the following major chronic diseases:

    ? Congestive Heart Failure
    ? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    ? Coronary Artery Disease
    ? Asthma
    ? Diabetes, and
    ? Depression (http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/leg/LEG%202009/042809%20Health%20Care%20Description%20of%20Policy%20Option.pdf)

    Hospital delivery systems using managed care:

    "The competition for managed care contracts is forcing hospitals into risky strategies. Not only are patients being discharged quicker, but nurses are spending more time justifying treatments and documenting outcomes than they are providing care. And while the accuity level increases, the ratio of licensed staff to patients is decreasing. Core staff are being replaced by unlicensed, assistive personnel, pool nurses, agency staff. In some cases, these 'UAPs' are intubating patients, signing or witnessing operating room consents and giving medications. Things like that should - and must - frighten the public."
    Kathy Sackman, RN,
    Co-Chair of United Nurses of America
    (UNA)/AFSCME (http://www.afscme.org/publications/2174.cfm)

    For-Profit Organizations are an example of private health care, where health are is viewed as a business to make money in addiction to provided health care to patients (see http://www.afscme.org/publications/2174.cfm).

    2. Public Health delivery systems are concerned about preventing disease, such as giving vaccination and flu ...

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    Examines the similarities and differences between the various health care delivery systems.