“The Health Of Our Health Care System”
An article that has been published by the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) discusses the need for governmental intervention to regulate the costs and quality of the health system.
The article states that despite the belief that the health care system in the US is the best in the world, unfortunately, the high costs of medical care don’t match with the quality provided.
Authors discuss the problem of drug shortage that is faced, they believe that the problem represents in the lack of the concept of value which is neither studied nor practiced in the medical field. Even medical professionals believe that high-quality care contradicts with the cost-saving concept.
The recommendations from the authors of the article represent in delivering high-quality affordable healthcare for everyone, teaching high-value healthcare as part of clinical education should be taken into consideration, finding solutions from the government’s side to limit the resources without affecting the quality of care, and they also emphasize that it is important to find the root cause for drug shortage and prevent it, this may require hard work, but everyone’s right is to have high-quality affordable healthcare.
You can find the full article in the link below:
Authors: Richard H. Savel (coeditor in chief of the American Journal of Critical Care. And a director, Adult Critical Care Services, Maimonides Medical Center and adjunct professor of clinical medicine and neurology, SUNY Down state College of Medicine, both in New York City).and Cindy L. Munro (coeditor in chief of the American Journal of Critical Care. Dean and professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida).