Explain consumerism as it relates to health care delivery and also explain what you think patients could do to further the 'consumerist' movement© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 23, 2018, 10:11 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/health-sciences/health-care-management/consumerism-relates-traditional-health-care-systems-592966
Explain consumerism as it relates to health care delivery and also explain what you think patients could do to further the 'consumerist' movement
The concept of consumerism is that a consumer is the end user who has the willingness, opportunity and resources to purchase a product or service. In the health care industry, the consumers are "patients". The health plans call them "enrollees"or "members". Biopharma called them "users" that are involved in clinical trials.
Consumers are heavy users of traditional health care system that have primary care provider, and sought medical care fro doctor. The majority of consumers feel that the US health care system is complicated and may be not the best in the world. The satisfaction is low, but it ma be improving. The consumers' out of pocket costs for health care services and products are substantial and increasing burden for many households. Many consumers feel that innovations can improve the health care system's performance. They want ...
Consumerism as it relates to traditional health care systems is discussed.