What are the total numbers and/or number (per 100,000 population) of 1) nurses; 2) physicians; and 3) hospitals/hospital beds? Discuss..
What are the total numbers and/or number (per 100,000 population) of 1) nurses; 2) physicians; and 3) hospitals/hospital beds? Discuss.
Instructions (SEE ATTACHED)
HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AROUND THE GLOBE
? WRITE a paper (at least 750 words) comparing and contrasting the healthcare system of your selected country and the United States (U.S.) healthcare system.
? Choose one (1) country from the following list. These countries ranked high on the WHO overall healthcare system rankings: ? France ? Italy ? Singapore ? Spain ? Oman ? Austria ? Japan ? Norway ? Portugal ? Iceland.
For assistance on searching for information about your selected country, find the official websites of the global organizations/agencies and look up your selected country for the most current health information and statistics. Begin with the World Health Organization (WHO). Determine which organizations/agencies (United Nations, non-governmental, nursing) are active in your selected country. Investigate the situation of nurses and nursing (nursing personnel, nursing organizations/associations, migration, etc.) in your selected country.
? For the U.S. healthcare system and health care reform, use the following references to find information
Chua, K. (2006, February 10). Overview of the U.S. healthcare system. Retrieved from
Article is a little old (2006), but a concise summary of U.S. healthcare system.
Shay, P., & Schumacher, E. (2014). U.S. health care delivery: An overview. San
Antonio, TX: Trinity University.
(CLICK on POWERPOINT file: US HEALTH CARE OVERVIEW
A more recent (2014) PowerPoint presentation, includes tables and statistics on U.S. health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2015, July 17). FastStats: How
healthy are we? Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/healthy.htm
Up-to-date U.S. health statistics from the CDC.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (2011). Disparities in healthcare quality among racial and ethnic groups: Selected findings from the 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparity reports. Retrieved from
Provides tables/statistics on inequity/inequality health care issues among U.S.
Jackson, J., & Nolen, J. (2010, March 21). Health care reform summary: A look at
what’s in the act. New York: CBS News. Retrieved from
or (CLICK on the PDF file: HEALTH CARE REFORM)
Provides a concise summary of the Affordable Care Act.
You MUST use the following major headings to compare the U.S. and your country. To organize the content of your paper for the “comparison” discussions, you MUST use the level heading titles & positions that are found at the end of this module.
These level heading titles & positions are in APA format.
PAPER HEADING: Introduction Selection of country (name of country and reason for choice). See module readings for U.S. health care system information.
PAPER HEADING: Health Statistics and Costs Address the following: 1) life expectancies; 2) mortality rates; 3) major health conditions/diseases; 4) health care expenditure ($) per capita as ratio of total population; and 5) health care expenditure (% of gross domestic product) for U.S. and your country? Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: Health Care Financing Address the following: How is health care financed for its citizens [employed, low income, elderly, uniformed personnel, veterans) ?through public sector [taxes] or the private sector [personal or employer] or a combination of both? How are the funds (private & public) collected? If a combination of financing, what are the percentages of private/public? Include the new U.S. Affordable Care Act. See module readings. Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: Health Care Administration Address the following: Which government agencies (major agency and assisting agencies) oversee and regulate the provision of health care for its citizens (populations)? What are their missions/functions/purposes? Example: Ministry of Health. For U.S. agencies, see module readings for list and functions of U.S. health-related organizations. Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: Human Resources Address the following: What are the total numbers and/or number (per 100,000 population) of 1) nurses; 2) physicians; and 3) hospitals/hospital beds? Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: Conclusion: Access and Equity Issues Address the following: Does the country have citizens/populations who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or experience health disparities? Which citizens or populations (i.e, ethnic, income, and/or immigrant groups)?. Discuss. 5).
APA format standardizes levels/positions, although heading levels may differ somewhat according to the type of paper and discussion. Use the APA-formatted heading levels to differentiate your countries and include a short comparison discussion.
I have included an example of heading levels for your first paper:
Repeat the title of paper [centered] at top of page 2: Comparison of Health Care Systems: United States and Iceland Introduction [Level 1] (centered) Discussion begins?. (paragraph[s] form of at least two sentences Health Statistics and Costs [Level 2] (flush left) A short paragraph (at least two sentences) to introduce the topic sub-headings you are going to discuss in this section. For example: “The discussion below provides information about and compares the health statistics and costs of the United States and Iceland. Health statistics include life expectancies and mortality rates, major health conditions and diseases, health care expenditure dollars ($) per capita, and health care expenditure as a percentage (%) of gross domestic product (GDP).” United States. [Level 3] Level 3 heading is indented with period, only first word is capitalized (unless a proper noun), discussion begins immediately after heading?. Iceland. [Level 3] Discussion begins?. Comparison of countries. [Level 3] Discussion begins? Health Care Financing [Level 2] (flush left) A short paragraph (at least two sentences) to introduce the topic sub-headings you are going to discuss in this section. See above for example. United States. [Level 3] Level 3 heading is indented with period, only first word is capitalized (unless a proper noun), discussion begins immediately after heading?. Iceland. [Level 3] Discussion begins?. Comparison of countries. [Level 3] Discussion begins? and so on to complete the paper topics?? Conclusion: Access and Equity Issues [Level 1] (centered) Discussion begins?. (paragraph[s] form) References [Level 1] (new page, centered)
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