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Japanese system, Machiavellianism in health care

I need help discussing three strengths and three weaknesses in Japanese management, as it would pertain to health care.

I need help with input on three things that Machiavellianism has to do with health care operations.

Please help find an article that deals with the failure of the American health care system.

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A. Three strengths and three weaknesses in Japanese management, as it would pertain to health care with resources.

Strengths
a) universal and mandatory providing relative equality of access, with fees set by a government committee and people without insurance through employers can participate in a national health insurance program administered by local governments
b) no one is denied coverage because of a preexisting condition or goes bankrupt because a family member gets sick.
c) public health services, including free screening examinations for particular diseases, prenatal care, and infectious disease control, are provided by national and local governments

Weakness
a) limiting doctor fees creates a shortages of obstetricians, anesthesiologists and emergency room specialists because of relatively low pay
b) long waits to see physicians with assembly-line care for out-patients
c) Japan's low-cost system is probably not sustainable because of increase in spending by the elderly as they become more expensive to treat, since rates of cancer, stroke, ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides insight on three topics (a) the strengths and weaknesses in Japanese management of health care, (b) the relationship that Machiavellianism may have with health care operations and (c) an article that deals with the failure of the American health care system. The first two issues are discussed and resources are provided for each one. This allows for further exploration on the topic by the student.

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