A Look at Other Healthcare Delivery Models

If competition may not be the best way to approach our American healthcare in transition, what would? Perhaps we need to take a look at other healthcare delivery models besides our current Multi-Payer model?[1]

Other healthcare Models Choices chart

And what type of scorecard should we use? Perhaps RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) might be a better way to approach our choices.

Return On Investment chart

ROI has four main basis of competition discussed previously:

  1.  PRICE (COST)
  2.  CONSUMER CHOICE
  3.  ACCESS AND STYLE OF CARE
  4.  QUALITY OF CARE

It also goes further adding the NON MEDICAL DRIVERS OF HEALTH CARE.  Using ROI as our basis for choice, let us take a closer look at the different models. Remember who’s who on the political spectrum.

Medical care is relatively less important than are other factors in determining health outcomes for a population. Of the 30-year increase in average U.S. life expectancy since 1900, only about two years, or 17 percent are attributable to better medical care. Socio-economic status (40 percent) and health behaviors (29 percent) have a greater impact. The three important social determinants of health (SDOH) are poverty, education level, and housing.[2]

What Impacts Return on Investment chart

FOOTNOTES:

[1] www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2017/BoardReportF-SinglePayerHealthCareSystem.pdf Accessed Aug. 30 2017

[2] “Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Control of Infectious Diseases.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 July 1999, www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4829a1.htm.

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