The High Quality Of Health Care

1133 Words Nov 15th, 2015 5 Pages
The average quality of health care in the U.S. is significantly more inaccessible than in other developed countries. The U.S. in aggregate spends significantly more on its healthcare industry, relative to other developed nations, and yet not all Americans have access to adequate health care services. In the present essay I compare the healthcare system in France with the U.S. system in regard to the Triple Aim framework (improving quality of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare) to identify alternatives to optimize the U.S. healthcare system as a whole. Subsequently, I apply the findings of my initial comparison and evaluate how said changes/alternatives would affect Providence Health & Services, hereafter referred to as Providence.

France targets the first Aim of improving the quality of care effectively as it has one of the best services of public health care in the world. It has a universal healthcare system that provides services to every citizen regardless of their socio-economic status and ability to pay. The healthcare system in France is mainly dominated by private practice for ambulatory care, and by public hospitals for severe institutional care. Every patient is allowed to navigate these private practices and qualifies for reimbursement under the French national health insurance (NHI). In addition to this, the French citizens may still decide to enroll to private supplementary health insurance to cover the…
Open Document