Analysis Of The Health Care Crisis

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In recent discussions of healthcare, a controversial issue has been what is the source of the healthcare crisis. On the one hand, some argue that only capitalism plays a part in the crisis. From this perspective, one can only blame the hospitals for the United States low life expectancy rate. On the other hand, however one can argue that cultural norms and the fact that health care providers are loosing sight of their clients. This essay will address whether the health care crisis is because of capitalism, cultural norms or the disassociation between doctors and clients. In the documentary, Money and Medicine (2012), we learned that America is facing a health care crisis because over-diagnosis and over treatments (PBS 2012). This turns…show more content…
Some of reason that have been suggested that the that United States mortality rates are higher because of higher risk of iatrogenic drugs, drug toxicity, hospital-acquired infections, and that patients have the “do more” attitude but are not explained all the risks (Moses et al., 2013). The “do more” attitude that Moses et al (2013) writes about and the documentary agree that the crisis is caused by over treatments (Moses et al., 2013; PBS 2012). Both of the sources agree that clients are not explained the risk and benefits of procedures. Both sources also agree that we spend too much money on healthcare. However, they are different because Moses et al (2013), is not so quick to blame hospitals and physicians entirely adds writes about other issues like cultural and obesity for the crisis (Moses et al.,…show more content…
I agree with Moses et al. (2013) when they wrote “As long as health care is caught in a triangle between patients, clinicians, and public health, the problems that are plaguing health care in the United States will continue,” (Moses et al., 2013). I agree with the documentary, Money and Medicine, (2012) when it supported the idea that Americans will continue to have the “do more” attitude as long as they are not educated about the risk to the procedures (PBS, 2012). Warner (2014) wrote about disassociation between healthcare and clients; I believe that supports both of the sources (Warner,
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