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Trends in Health Care. Cost Containment. Trying to control the ever increasing cost of health care and achieve maximum benefit for every dollar spent. Reasons why cost is increasing: technological advances, aging population, and health-related law suits. Cost Containment Methods.
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Cost Containment Trying to control the ever increasing cost of health care and achieve maximum benefit for every dollar spent. Reasons why cost is increasing: technological advances, aging population, and health-related law suits.
Cost Containment Methods • Diagnostic related groups (DRGs) (a limit is placed on the cost of care/set amount). • Combinination of services. • Outpatient services. • Mass or bulk purchasing. • Early intervention and preventive services. • Energy conservation.
Trends in Health Care • Home Health Care • Geriatric Care • OBRA-the Omnibus Budget Reconcillation Act 1987-requires training and competency evaluation for nursing and geriatric assistance. Retraining required if you do not work in a health care facility for more than two years.
Trends in Health Care • Telemedicine • Wellness • Holistic Health Care • Complementary and Alternative Health Care
CAM Practitioners • Ayurvedic (India/body dosha/diet/yoga) • Chinese medicine (Chi-life energy/acupuncture) • Chiropractors • Homeopaths • Hypnotists • Naturopaths
CAM Therapies • Acupressure • Acupuncture • Antioxidants • Aromatherapy • Healing Touch (Reiki) • Herbal or Botanical • Homeopathy • Hydrotherapy • Hypnotherapy • Imagery • Ionization therapy
CAM Therapies • Macrobiotics • Meditation • Pet Therapy • Photochemical • Play Therapy • Positive Thought • Reflexology • Spiritual Therapies • Tai Chi • Therapeutic Massage • Therapeutic Touch • Yoga
Other Trends • National Health Care Plan • Pandemics