Healthcare Services Vs. Healthcare

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Abstract Background: Hospitals are under unprecedented pressure to control costs; and thus, have been challenged with examining their escalating budgets for employee healthcare benefits, which have been rising at a substantially higher rate than in other industries. It is more critical than ever for hospitals to reduce these costs through strategic implementation of increasing use of the organizations own healthcare facilities and systems (referred to as “domestic resources”). Hospital organizations need to do more to encourage employees to use their domestic resources, including utilization of their doctors, pharmacies, laboratories and outpatient clinics. Furthermore, it’s imperative for hospitals and healthcare systems to design…show more content…
Method: For this study, focus groups will be conducted as the primary data collection to garner qualitative data. Through this qualitative research approach researchers will gain valuable insight to employees’ decision-making process for healthcare services and systems. Participants will also be asked to complete a survey that will further provide researchers with quantitative data to perform statistical analysis. Sample/Groups: For this study the participants will be divided into two groups: Group 1-employees that receive care within their healthcare system and Group 2-employees that receive care at a different healthcare system. Anticipated Outcomes: The experience of the employees receiving healthcare within their organization is predicted to be at risk for those selecting to go elsewhere. It is possible that some of the major factors to employee electing to receive healthcare at competing facilities are inconvenience, lack of access, inconsistencies in operation, and lack of privacy concerning healthcare conditions, which may all overshadow the high quality of care offered within the organization. Conclusion and Limitations: The study design may be implemented at similar healthcare systems; however, the results may not translate well to other healthcare organization and systems, as each system is unique with its
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