Healthcare Differences Between the United States of America and France
There are a variety of structures of healthcare systems throughout the world. With living and being educated within the United States of America (US), it is imperative that analysis of other countries healthcare systems as well as comparisons between the US system and the system of another country occur. For this paper, the US healthcare system will be analyzed and compared to the healthcare system in France. In general, all countries include a form of both private and public health insurance (Chua, 2006).
United States of America Healthcare System Structure. As previously mentioned, all healthcare systems have both private and public …show more content…
In comparison, healthcare providers are focused on the quality of healthcare in the sense of the accuracy of the health outcome as their primary concern; health insurance companies are more interested in the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare being provided and if the consumer is “paying into the system” (Duke University, 2016). If said consumer is benefiting from employer-based insurance, the employer would then become a stakeholder with their involvement in cost-effectiveness to keep their employees healthy in order to continue working, turning a profit (Duke University, 2016). Finally, the overall head over most of the stakeholders is the government, who decides on the federal budget and other planning relating to the expenditure in healthcare, in addition to regulating the healthcare industry with laws and regulations. Strengths & weaknesses. One of the largest strengths of the US Healthcare System is its strong private insurer companies, which facilitates ready services for those with secure coverage, as well as encouraging medical innovations and cutting-edge technological advances to improve healthcare and quality of life (Capretta, 2009).
Looking at major health indicators of countries, the US is in the middle which makes it difficult to classify it as a strength or weakness. For example, in 2015, the US ranked approximately 31st in the world with 79.3 years of life expected at birth (World Health Organization [WHO], 2017b), far lower
Many would agree that a worthy, controlled health system, above all, should essentially contribute to good health. The responsibility of a health care system is that the organization of people, institutions, and resources deliver the health care services required and meet the health needs of focus populations. Another duty that the health care systems stimulate is the reduction of inequality to race, gender, social status and religion. Each health care system is different when looking at specific countries across the world, however some countries are more similar than others, such as France and Canada’s health care system. These two countries have numerous similarities when examining their health care systems, conversely that does not denote that both France and Canada are just as equivalent as the other. When observing countless aspects, such as longevity and infant mortality, as well as a lot of the inputs such as doctors or beds per capita, and of course the total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP over the year, it is seen that France has a better and more enhanced health care system than Canada.
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The economics of healthcare is not at all simple. What you put in is certainly not necessarily indicative of what you get out, as shown by the striking discrepancy between what we pay and what we get out of our healthcare system. This is demonstrated further by comparing our system to those of France and Italy, who come in first and second, respectively, in WHO’s international ranking of healthcare systems (“World Health Organization’s Ranking of the World’s Health Systems”). Counter to what many Americans may believe, a number of European nations do not have completely socialized medicine.
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