Today 's Trend Of Healthcare

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TODAY ‘S TREND IN HEALTHCARE

Abstract. Thomas P. Conklin, MSW, is Executive Director of Catholic Family Service of the Diocese of Saginaw, Saginaw MI 48602. He is also Adjunct Faculty Member in the Sociology Departments at Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College, University Center, 48710. Electronic mail may be sent via the Internet to tpc517@aol.comreturn to text

Today 's health care system is not only complex, it is significantly different from "what it used to be." The differences are many and represent all the shifting involved in moving from an indemnity plan, based on what seems to be mostly what the patient wants, to a managed care system. The American health care system has not only seen drastic changes within two generations but also continues to have great growth. What are the factors that are pushing for the drive with changes? How is health care delivered differently than in the past? How is this impacting families, across the nation? What are we going to do to stop the changes? How does our future look? All of these are important questions our country needs to ask as we continues to age, as health care costs continue to rise, as care becomes more costly, and as a rising amount of patients are without health insurance.

How Has the Delivery of Health Care Changed?
Dranove (2000) traces the economic evolution of American Health Care using the phrase "from Marcus Welby, M. D. to managed care." Appearing what looks to be simple, it accurately…
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