PHTH 1260: The American Healthcare System
Lecture - 4 credits
- Introduces the organization and dynamics of the healthcare system and the role of consumers.
- Explores basic elements of healthcare including financing, personal insurance, high-risk status, and patient rights within the context of the U.
- S. system.
- Central to this exploration is an analysis of healthcare issues requiring informed consent from patients: patient bill of rights, healthcare directives, and the use of a proxy for decision making.
- Introduces the roles and responsibilities of various healthcare workers within the framework of an interdisciplinary model of healthcare.
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