Significant Health Care Event

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Significant Health Care Event
University of Phoenix
HCS/531
Martha Owen
1/28/13

Significant Health Care Event
Health care has been influenced by numerous significant events throughout history. These events have helped change and shape health care in efforts to improve it, and to fit in with the current needs of the population. Some of the influences include society, culture, finance, religion, politics, technology, health trends, the environment, and population (Shi & Singh, 2012, p. 9). This paper will discuss a significant event that has changed or affected health care today, explain how the historical evolution of health care was impacted, and assess the significant event based on personal values and beliefs.
Significant Event’s Relation to Health Care
Excessive litigation is one of the significant events affecting health care today. Litigation has become so popular that it has become specialized. Advertisements for litigations against health care facilities and professionals are placed on television, radios, Internet, and other information outlets, at frequent intervals. It is not unexpected to see or hear several of them throughout the day. Law firms have become specialized in trying health care related cases and focus on specific conditions. The result is that health care facilities close because of the financial burden of payments resulting from litigations, the amount paid for malpractice insurance rises, insurance premiums rise, and costs of health care increases because of the additional procedures ordered to try to prevent litigation (Satiani, 2004). The practice of defensive medicine is estimated to cost two and a half times average coverage cost and the estimated savings in tort reform is passed in 50 billion dollars (Santiani, 2004). These health care dollars can be used to improve health care practices by implementing efforts like…...

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