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The Roemer Model of Health Care Delivery

1. List the main elements of the Roemer Model of a Health Services System.

2. Name at least two of the components of each of the five elements in Roemer's Model.
1.History
2.Ethics
3.State managed and free market both operate through government, defining social classes, but not seeing need as different between any...however see attachment one about over-care. I don't agree that people with chronic illnesses get over cared for, but this attachment adds fuel to this very important topic of healthcare models that work universally, such as the NHS in the U.K.
4.oil wealth, and wealth of the nation as a whole
5.'rights, 'needs', 'health gain', 'access' and other non-economic concepts;
Market Failure 1, and 2 an economic failure based on Market Failure 1

In short, and this is quoted in the print above the first attachment:Dr. Milton I. Roemer first stated his "Law" in print in 1959 and 1961, most succinctly as: "A built bed is a filled bed." (Roemer, M.I. "Bed supply and hospital utilization: a natural experiment." Hospitals. 1961 Nov
1; 35:36-42.) Roemer's Law states that there is a direct correlation between capacity and utilization. With
the availability of third-party reimbursement, oversupply of resources, especially hospital beds and
specialist physicians, induces its own demand for their overusage. This principle became the major impetus
behind comprehensive health planning and certificate of need regulation. [Dartmouth Atlas,pdf]

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Hello and welcome back to BrainMass. Here are the main elements of Roemer's model as I see it:

1.History
2.Ethics
3.State managed and free market both operate through government, defining social classes, but not seeing need as different between any...however see attachment one about over-care. I don't agree that people with chronic illnesses get over cared for, but this attachment adds fuel to this very important topic of healthcare models that work universally, such as the NHS in the U.K.
4.oil wealth, and wealth of the nation as a whole
5.'rights, 'needs', 'health gain', 'access' and other non-economic concepts;
Market Failure 1, and 2 an economic failure based on Market Failure 1

In short, and this is quoted in the print above the first attachment:Dr. Milton I. Roemer first stated his "Law" in print in 1959 and 1961, most succinctly as: "A built bed is a filled bed." (Roemer, M.I. "Bed supply and hospital utilization: a natural experiment." Hospitals. 1961 Nov
1; 35:36-42.) Roemer's Law states that there is a direct correlation between capacity and utilization. With
the availability of third-party reimbursement, oversupply of resources, especially hospital beds and
specialist physicians, induces its own demand for their overusage. This principle became the major impetus
behind comprehensive health planning and certificate of need regulation. [Dartmouth Atlas,pdf]

1.Roemer's is certainly not the only categorization of health systems in terms of a state-managed versus free-market polarisation.
keeping in mind the oil richness of a nation and then also categorically defining ...

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In this solution we discuss and define Roemer's Theory of Healthcare Services System. The main elements are identified, the components examined, the theory discussed

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