Sociology of Medicine

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11/6/2013

Necessary health care in America

Finding issues with in the American healthcare system is not a very difficult task. But figuring out how these problems came about takes us on another road through the history of the American healthcare system, and allows us to see how we got to our current system. A few things we will be looking at what are some of the most disruptive problems in Americas system, hat other countries do that make their health care system work well, and what are some of the things that we can do to help make out health care system more available, and affordable to everyone. To start out our discussion on health care in America I think that we should start by looking where we stand in the world rankings of the most successful health care systems in terms of affordability, quality, and availability. We rank last out of the most developed countries in spending for insurance, yet we managed to visit our doctors less than any of the other highly developed countries. Over the past thirty years the medical industry has been leaning more towards the growth of administers instead of physicians. This means that the health care business is becoming more and more profit based. What this is saying to me is that even though we’re paying the most, we are not going to visit our physicians as much as other countries. Another factor that plays into where we fall behind to other countries is, how long we’re in a hospital for. On average we are in a hospital for less than a day for surgery’s that in some other countries people would be in the hospital for a couple of days. This is saying that we get people in and then get those same people out as fast as possible. Which seems like a good thing at first, because who wants to be stuck in the hospital and have to pay more money if there is nothing else being done? I think that…...

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