Do you agree with the policy maker’s cost-containment strategies. Describe why you agree or disagree and include one or more insights from your readings that relate to the the question of how information technology could, or could not, help contain costs while supporting health care reform initiatives.
What are the pathophysiologic changes in COPD and how does it differ from asthma? Discuss the use of oxygen therapy in patients with a diagnosis of COPD. What are the benefits and the potential pitfalls?
Many primary care providers today are ‘talked into’ prescribing antibiotics when they are unnecessary simply to save patient satisfaction rates and reimbursement. You are the primary care provider for a patient with the rhinovirus. The patient has asked for an antibiotic to treat his or her symptoms and is not happy with your response. How would you explain the seriousness of unnecessary antibiotics to this patient, while attempting to preserve patient satisfaction?