Health Care Market

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The Healthcare Market

Analyze the current health care delivery structure in your state. Compare and contrast the major determinants of healthcare market power.

There are many issues that are causing changings in the healthcare system. Population aging, rapidly increasing costs of healthcare and the growing burden of chronic disease are challenges to health systems worldwide. To meet these challenges will require new approaches to healthcare delivery and comprehensive population health management. Many states are not prepared to tackle this issue yet. The US has the most expensive healthcare system in the world with health status indicators that are only average in comparison
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The physician is typically compensated only for providing specific services, not for taking time to learn about the needs of the patient. Many times, this is where the patient feels as though they are not being treated properly and being heard. The physicians do not take the time to get to know the new patient and their background information for them to make the correct diagnosis or treatment plan suitable for the patient. The system is not designed to engage patient and physician in an ongoing relationship to promote health. It is designed to treat them and get them on their way. There is not time set aside to get to know the patient and give the information of a healthy lifestyle. Some people have never been taught the correct healthy lifestyle of eating or exercising; all they may need is some guidance and a little motivation to change that part of their lives. Healthier lifestyle would lead to less time at the doctor’s office.
Analyze the main competitive forces in the your healthcare delivery system in your state, and compare the major factors that influence the fundamental manner in which these competitive forces determine prices, supply and demand, quality of care, consumerism, and providers’ compensation.

In North Carolina, there are a lot of hospitals and large healthcare facilities that are starting to merge. With this merger, it brings along a lot of concerns for everyone. Across North


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