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Standards of Services as Barriers to Care

Standards for services are growing in every segment of the health care industry. Why might this contribute to a barrier for standardizing public health services?

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The use of standards has been the basis for performance measurement. For example there are the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations standards for accreditation of hospitals, nursing homes that monitor the quality of services; government regulations that dictate how to address the needs of different populations for uniform delivery of services. There are also standards used within and among healthcare organizations to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery for the benefit of all (HL7, 2010)

Unfortunately many times policy makers tends to forget that policies or standards set to bring change in one microsector of system are likely to affect a ...

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The solution discusses circumstances when the standards for health care services create barriers to provide health services. This solution is 344 words with three references.