Explore BrainMass

Health Care Costs and the Evolution of the Promotion of Health and Disease Prevention in the United States

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Analyze the evolution of the promotion of health and disease prevention in the U.S. and identify the point at which a clear shift in the thinking in the dominant culture occurred resulting in the greatest impact on the health care insurance system in the U.S. Include at least one reference.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:03 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Initially, health care and prevention in the U.S. began as community members sharing family remedies and secrets for treating and preventing certain illnesses. Most of these illnesses were those easily contracted from one person to another. There was little focus on dietary needs, nutrition, exercise, or injury prevention, until automation, which brought about safety and injury prevention issues with the assembly line and introduction of the automobile. In the 1940s and 1950s prepayment of health insurance plans became popular as a means of gaining access to health care without destroying the household budget to receive health care services (Draper, 1950). Society began to adopt and embrace health insurance plans as a means of staying healthy and fighting illness or injury. The health insurance industry prospered as employers increasingly embraced ...

Solution Summary

The evolution of the promotion of health and disease prevention in the United States are examined.

See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine.

Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

I need help in researching and rounding off the topic discussed in the two attached articles.

Please review the articles and provide substantial answers to the questions below. Please include at least four primary, peer reviewed articles as references.

1. Critique the two articles' techniques in comparison with the recommendations from the panel on cost-effectiveness in health and medicine.

2. Suggest what policy recommendations you would make based on the findings in the two articles. Discuss the economic or other reasons for the policy recommendations.

3. Suggest what cost-effectiveness or other questions about the types of screening might still need to be answered in order to formulate a more rational policy.

I need a substantial amount of information so please include an abstract, Literature Review, Additional sections (for example, Regulations, Legislation, Policies, or Current Interventions). Maybe include information on the current state of regulation for this problem, any relevant policies, and community health interventions that have been done or are being done for this problem.

View Full Posting Details