The Healthcare system
The end of the Second World War brought some advancement in the health sectors in the United States of America. One of the developments or rather the advancement was in the department of surgery where it was as difficult as the patients used to safer a great pain during the process (Bijker & Douglas, 2012). However, things changed when William Morton come up with a mysterious wonder of substance that was used to null the pain that was encroaching the patients at that time just after the world war. The invention of the material comes at a point where the society was in need of the drug. This substance has changed the face of the surgery since people nowadays don’t fear the process since the patients will not feel the pain. Moreover, now the surgery department in the most hospitals has developed due to this substance since they can now perform the process without the fear of losing lives as a result of severe pain.
The United States is one of the developed countries regarding health care facilities X-rays and others that are used in the diagnosis of the patients (Berendes & Garner, 2011). Due to this, the patients in this nation often get the quality health care services due to the availability of the equipment. Almost all the provinces in the United States of America have at least one unit that can serve a population of 100 per day without stress or any other problem. In accordance to the health care act, the government is to pay for all the health services to all the patients in the states, this makes the people have some ease since they are not paying for any medical services unless it is so complex and requires some kind of attention that maybe the government cannot handle. Perhaps, the health care is one of the places where there is no discrimination regarding either money or sometimes race or color. All these good qualities are probably different from other developed countries.
The physicians in the United States of America earns about $27,000 monthly which is even higher than what he or she was paying in a year at school. Compared to the other countries like the United Kingdom this value is high. However, when we want to lower the spending, the government who are their primary employer should first make sure that they are taxed in a right way, by increasing the tax bracket hence trapping the people who are earning much (Laugesen & Glied, 2011). The government may also introduce things like the risk insurance to all the doctors and the physicians. This medium will take something from their pocket and hence reduce what is given to them at the end of the month. The government could also introduce some kind Sacco for the health physicians with some monthly contributions according to the management of the Sacco. These will make sure that the doctors or the physicians end up home with something that is relative fair compared with the other public servants.
This is because the health care tends to do the best for the patients and then meet all the requirements so as to better the population such as cultural competence, the quality of the workforce, financing and then information technology. The burden that is given to the health providers is sometimes huge due to the increasing number of patients who are coming to the hospitals at an alarming rate. Since the services have to be provided to the patients at the right time, then the health care must have a large labor force to enable the services to flow well. Moreover, in the health providers department, there is a lot of activities that needs to be taken acre of such as cleaning, ranging to accounting, and others like canceling units, the ward attendance, and others. All these are happening under one roof to make the provision to patients complete. The new modern care in the united states is the Obama healthcare (Folland & Stano, 2007).
In the United States of America, the hospitals have been so important to the citizens. This is because when a person is not feeling well, he or she will run to the hospitals to get some drugs to get better (Mizrahi & Berger, 2005). It has been a place where most of the children are born and taken care of, and also it is also a place where the dead is prepared and taken care of before they are buried. Moreover, it has been used to caring for the mentally disordered people who cannot survive or perhaps live comfortably with the others in the society. Despite the strengths, the hospitals have been facing some forces and disruptive changes that might transform the hospitals in a negative way by the year 2020. Most of the hospitals will close up, and only a few will withstand the forces. These effects include government policies affecting the health care.
Technology is very essential for the survival and improvement of any health care in the United States of America. The improvements regarding technology will increase the rate of service provision, especially to the patients. The technology of interest to nursing range from relatively simple but essential services such as the catheters and syringes that are mostly used by the nurse during work. Moreover, the advanced equipment needed by the nurses during the service include barcode medication administration systems and perhaps the electronic health records. When all these facilities are present in the hospitals, then the nurses and doctors can work freely without any problem. Most of the healthcare units within the society that does not have these advanced technological factors are considered inferior and perhaps not modern. These means that the level of hospitals will depend on the kind of modern equipment do they have to handle patients effectively without any problems (Kaplan, 2006).
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