Healthcare Delivery Systems â€“ Week 2 Assignment 1
U.S. and Otherâ€™s Countryâ€™s Healthcare System
There is a difference between underdeveloped, developing, and developed countries. However, many researchers refer to underdeveloped as developing countries. For this assignment, it is important to distinguish the differences between the three. Underdeveloped countries have very low Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita (meaning lack of financial resources or monies), and infrastructure is poorly built or non- existence (facilities/shelter); limited food/adequate water supply; healthcare access for the poor; and lower life expectancies. Developed countries have more financial resources to help with food shortages/ water supply/ facilities/shelter; and life expectancy is longer as compared to the underdeveloped countries. Developed countries GDP is very high, which means that they have access to financial resources that helps implementing technology, solid infrastructure, stable government, and access to healthcare.
For this assignment, you will
Break down the differences in global health care infrastructure.
Include each of the following aspects in the assignment:
Ã˜an underdeveloped country (see list above), a developing country (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa ), and the US
Ã˜the dominant health care delivery model for each country
Ã˜payer methods for the health care delivery (if any)
Ã˜programs to assist with access to healthcare (if any)
Ã˜quality improvement efforts
Ã˜create a simple chart with columns for each country