Compare the U.S. multi­payer with other countries systems in terms of cost­containment.

While healthcare is sometimes considered a consumer good, acquiring healthcare is not the same as
purchasing other consumer goods, for example, buying a car. Market forces or conditions for health care
are simply not comparable. Shi and Singh use the term an imperfect market. Why is the U.S. health care
market considered an imperfect market? What are the consequences of an imperfect market for
healthcare?
Discussion Question 2
Because the U.S. has a multi­payer healthcare system, administrative costs are higher in the U.S. than
other countries. Compare the U.S. multi­payer with other countries systems in terms of cost­containment.
Are there any other that you believe would be acceptable/politically feasible to the U.S. public and interest
groups?
Discussion Question 3
Given the readings and lectures on the determinants of health, and the need to emphasis health care
services to address the various determinants of health, what is, or what should be, the future of acute
care hospitals?

"Looking for a Similar Assignment? Order now and Get a Discount!