Rationing Of The Health Care

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Rationing of Healthcare Rationing of health care occurs worldwide where funds are available. Health care in the United States is rather scarce until a price is rationed. Patient, Sue Ellen, has received quality care in the healthcare facility, and have not produced any form of revenue for the health facility. In order for the health facility to run accordingly revenue must be produced. Hospital cost increases with quality. Productivity has an effect on cost, with a larger number of hospitals having lower fixed cost and lower marginal cost, or in some cases both. According to Singer (2009), “In the current United States debate over health care reform, rationing has become a dirty word.” As we are all aware healthcare is a very…show more content…
This can be a difficult time not only for the patient but also for the loved ones and family. Sue Ellen, due to the fact that she was in a comatose state isn’t aware that she is possibly living in her final days of her life. During this stage health care professionals try to make the patient as comfortable as possible. The healthcare workers and physicians tried to make Sue Ellen as comfortable as possible. There are several myths about the end of life care that support good health care and good medical ethical practices. During this critical time, ethics, clinical judgement, and the law can run into major conflicts. The patient, families and physician can find themselves considering clinically actions that are ethically appropriate, but could possibly raise legal issues. In this particular case, Sue Ellen family and the healthcare facility are concerned. According to Meisel, Snyder, Quill (2000), “The 7 major legal myths regarding end-of-life-care are: (1) Forgoing life-sustaining treatment for patients without decision-making capacity requires evidence that this was the patients actual wish. Sue Ellen, did not have person that was a designated surrogate. This would play a major factor in my decision as a Health Administrator to have her moved from the AICU to a hospice facility for care. (2) Withholding or withdrawing of artificial fluids and nutrition from terminally ill or permanently unconscious patients is illegal. The only time
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