Quality of care has always been a concern in the U.S. health care system. Although great strides have been made to improve the quality of care delivered, many critics still believe that the United States has a long way to go before truly delivering uniform quality care.
1. How would you define quality of care from the provider and patient perspectives?
2. Why do you believe that quality can be viewed as a strength and a weakness of the U.S. health care system?
3. Be sure to provide at least 2 reasons for this and provide specific examples for discussion.
4. Identify several difficulties and several benefits of working with licensed independent practitioners to improve quality in a typical hospital. What considerations should managers keep in mind when working with them?