Analysis of the U.S. Healthcare System against Canada’s Healthcare System

Analysis of the U.S. Healthcare System against Canada’s Healthcare System

Analysis of the U.S. Healthcare System against Canada’s Healthcare System
Fatima Ahmad
DeVry College of New York
Dr. Wjotecki
June 5, 2015

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Analysis of the U.S. Healthcare System against Canada’s Healthcare System

Introduction
A health care system is basically termed as the organization of people, and institutions, as
well as resources that specifically assist in delivering health care services to the target
populations. The healthcare services usually meet the health needs of the people and make a
healthy environment. Further, it is considered that the health care system is not equal and can be
imagined a wide variety of health systems around the world (FEMA, 2006). In most of the
countries, the health care system planning is usually distributed among market participants as the
cooperative effort of the governments, and trade unions, as well as charities, and religious
organizations. But, the most participation in a health care system is related to government in a
specific country.
Thus, this paper would discuss a comparative health care system of the U.S. and Canada.
This comparative analysis of the U.S. health care system against Canada’s healthcare system can
help to recognize which health system is better. This paper would also be helpful for other to
increase their knowledge and understanding, as well as skills about the healthcare importance
and its system of the both countries.

Purpose: Comparison of the healthcare system of the U.S. and Canada on the basis of
different factors.
Description/Background: History of the healthcare system in both countries.

Scope: Future reforms in these countries about the healthcare system.

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Discussion
I. U.S. Healthcare System
A. Current Environment
I. Cost effective treatment and better patient care
II. Health insurance usually provided by the private firms (Ridic, Gleason &
Ridic, 2012).
B. Healthcare Programs for the People
I. Medicare
II. Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program
C. Reimbursement Process
I. A multiplayer system, such as federal and state governments, as well as
commercial health insurance companies reimbursing health care providers (Schulte, 2009).
D. Physician Environment
I. Physician services under Medicare
E. Controlling Body of the Healthcare System
I. Federal Government and Private Organizations
F. Use of Technology in Healthcare system
I. The advanced state of technology of the U.S. health care system (Ridic, Gleason
& Ridic, 2012).
G. Insurance System
H. Equity and Efficiency
I. Emergency Management
II. Canada Healthcare System

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Analysis of the U.S. Healthcare System against Canada’s Healthcare System
A. Current Environment

I. Government runs health insurance system covering the entire population
II. Consumer co-payments are negligible as well as physician choice is unlimited
(Schulte, 2009).
B. Healthcare Programs for the People

I. A national health insurance program (NHI)
C. Reimbursement Process
I. Reimbursement exclusively takes place between the public insurer and the
health care provider.
D. Physician Environment
I. Fees are determined by periodic negotiations between the ministry and
provincial medical associations
E. Controlling Body of the Healthcare System (Ridic, Gleason & Ridic, 2012).
F. Use of Technology in Healthcare system
G. Insurance System
H. Equity and Efficiency
I. Emergency Management
I. Public Safety Canada helps Canadians and their communities protect
themselves from emergencies (Government of Canada, 2014).
II. The Emergency Management Act
III. Consumer Satisfaction with the Healthcare Systems in the U.S. and Canada
IV. Recent Development of Healthcare System in the U.S. and Canada

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Conclusion
Healthcare system should be cost effective and accessible for everyone. It can be possible
with effective planning within a country. Further, the use of innovative technology can save lives
of people (Sperling & Sander, 2007). However, wrong healthcare system can reduce the
effectiveness of the care and value.

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References

FEMA (2006). NIMS IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES FOR HOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE
SYSTEMS. Retrieved from: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/imp_hos_fs.pdf
Government of Canada (2014). Emergency Management. Retrieved from:
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/index-eng.aspx
Ridic, G., Gleason, S., & Ridic, O. (2012). Comparisons of Health Care Systems in the United
States, Germany and Canada. Mater Sociomed, 24(2), 112–120. Retrieved from:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633404/
Schulte, M.F. (2009). Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.A.: An Introduction. USA: CRC Press.
Sperling, B., & Sander, P.J. (2007). Cities Ranked & Rated: More Than 400 Metropolitan Areas
Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada. USA: John Wiley & Sons.

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