HSM541 Week 1 Discussion (dq1+dq2) (July 2019)

HSM 541 Health Services System

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 COSTS, QUALITY, AND ACCESS

Class, welcome to week one. Please discuss the interrelationships between healthcare costs, quality, and access from the Roemer model of health services systems. Make suggestions on how one would maximize access and quality while keeping costs low. Now, analyze why these suggestions have not been put into place.

Make sure to respond to other students’ posts as well so we can keep the discussion going. Please remember to refer to your syllabus for guidelines on frequency and quality of posts.

DQ2 ILLNESS VERSUS HEALTH PROMOTION

Class, welcome to week 1! Criticism has been leveled at the curative rather than health promotion/disease prevention focus of the U.S. healthcare system. Should the focus change? Why or why not? Do you see evidence of a shift occurring? If so, what do you think is contributing to that change?

Make sure to respond to other students’ posts as well so we can keep the discussion going. Please remember to refer to your syllabus for guidelines on frequency and quality of posts