In Brazil, extensive Zika testing began last year and is ongoing. In total, an estimated 1.48 million people have tested positive for Zika. This total counts all those who tested positive during the very first tests, and continues to count all additional cases that have occurred since. The total population of Brazil is 208 million. With these data, we can calculate which of the following measures of disease: Cumulative incidence Incidence rate Point prevalence Period prevalence
1.a Suppose your small, general medicine physician group is offered a capitated managed care contract. Through this contract, the group will be paid on a capitated basis. This means that the medical group will be paid a fixed amount for each patient and will be responsible for all of the costs of each patient’s care. What does the concept of objective risk tell you about the desirability of this contract? What are the pros and cons of such a contract? What are the key pieces of information provided in this scenario that are critical to the decision to accept or […]
From your experience and based on the text/research, what are the strengths and weaknesses of licensing, accreditation, and credentialing? How effective do you think these systems have been? This is for a discussion post. Please provide 200 words in your response. Thanks in advance.
Many Americans believed their future health care costs would be covered by their employers, yet a generation of current and near-term prospective retirees has had their health insurance curtailed or eliminated outright. Does the government now have an ethical obligation to provide affordable access to health care since it failed to protect employee expectations?
Does Congress have an ethical obligation to provide more effective tax incentives for employers to prefund retiree health benefits, complete with a government agency guarantee in case of employer bankruptcy? What prospective or remedial relief should government be required to provide to innocent victims of cancelled employer assurances of health benefits?