U.S. and Other’s Country’s Healthcare System

There is a difference between underdeveloped, developing, and developed countries. However, many researchers refer to underdeveloped as developing countries. For this assignment, it is important to distinguish the differences between the three. Underdeveloped countries have very low Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita (meaning lack of financial resources or monies), and infrastructure is poorly built or non- existence (facilities/shelter); limited food/adequate water supply; healthcare access for the poor; and lower life expectancies. Developed countries have more financial resources to help with food shortages/ water supply/ facilities/shelter; and life expectancy is longer as compared to the underdeveloped countries. Developed countries GDP is very high, which means that they have access to financial resources that helps implementing technology, solid infrastructure, stable government, and access to healthcare.

For this assignment, you will

Break down the differences in global health care infrastructure.

Include each of the following aspects in the assignment:

Ø  an underdeveloped country (see list above), a developed country (Germany, Croatia, Greece), and the US

Ø  the dominant health care delivery model for each country

Ø  programs to assist with access to healthcare (if any)

Ø  quality improvement efforts

Ø  coordinated care

Ø  one page paper in length

part 2

Regulatory Agencies and Laws

Throughout this course you will learn about a variety of government agencies, regulations, and laws. It will help you to create a simple way of remembering the most important ones. It will also be a useful resource in future courses.

Outline major health care organizations and rules.

Include the following aspects in the assignment:

Ø  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA ) standards

Ø  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA)

Ø  Affordable Care Act (ACA- do NOT refer to it Obamacare)

Ø  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Ø  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Ø  Briefly summarize each

Ø  Include the URL (internet address) for each (example: CMS:  https://www.cms.gov/)