The US viewpoint : Government intervention in cardiovascular disease : help or hindrance ?
Interface : international forum for action in cardiovascular education. Amsterdam NLD, 1993/11/28.
Health and medical care services are not yet subject to the laws of supply and demand or the impersonal effects of the economic market.
However, finite resources mean that governments and other payers are forced to make trade-offs.
The United States, which has relied most heavily on market forces for its medical system, is now moving towards greater government responsibility for organization and financing, if not delivery, of services.
President Clinton has proposed a national program of unified organization, service delivery, and financing so as to improve access to the US health care system and control cost.
The proposed plan will enfranchise upwards of 50 million people who currently have no, or limited, access to medical care.
Therefore, the initial effects will be more care of all kinds being provided by physicians.
Such increases of services will increase expenditure, at least over the short-term.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Etats Unis, Programme sanitaire, Coût, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, United States, Sanitary program, Costs, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0193083
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.