What factors have led to care being offered outside of the hospital setting?

Having completed the required readings and viewed the video, you should now have a basic understanding of the characteristics and components of the United States health care delivery system. Health care delivery is no longer confined to the hospital setting. Over the past few years we have witnessed the emergence of outpatient surgery centers, home health, hospice, etc.

For this assignment, conduct additional research as needed to address the following questions in complete 2-3 pages paper :

  1. What factors have led to care being offered outside of the hospital setting?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these settings? Who benefits the most: consumers or organizations?
  3. How will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact this new trend? Will it encourage more alternative settings or put care back into the hospital setting? Explain.

In your paper must include

  • ·         Complete 2-3 pages length
  • ·         Proper introduction and conclusion.
  • ·         3-5 references from provided readings and cited all in APA.

 

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