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

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.

Please include references also.

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

Two of the most common types of health care delivery systems in the U.S. are fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMO) (http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/15/4/769.short).

Sometimes the term Alternative Delivery Systems is used to describe all forms of health care delivery systems except traditional fee-for-service (FFS), private practice, such as HMOs, PPOs, IPAs, and other systems of providing health care, which fall under the managed care systems (http://aspe.hhs.gov/Progsys/forum/mcobib.htm).

For exmaple, Managed Care is a health care delivery system that "combines delivery and payment; and influences utilization of services, by employing management techniques designed to promote the delivery of cost-effective health care. Managed health care plan is an arrangement that integrates financing and management with the delivery of health care services to an enrolled population. It employs or contracts with an organized system of providers which delivers services and frequently shares financial riskE(http://aspe.hhs.gov/Progsys/forum/mcobib.htm).

Other Alternative Delivery Systems are described below:

EHealth Maintenance Organization (HMO) is an health delivery system that provides and offers or arranges for coverage of designated health services needed by members for a fixed, prepaid premium. Three basic models of HMOs include: group model, individual practice association (IPA), and staff model. For example, an Individual Practice Association (IPA) model HMO is an HMO those contracts with individual practitioners or an association ...

Solution Summary

Examines the similarities and differences between the various health care delivery systems on a number of dimensions. References are provided. This solution is approximately 900 words.

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