Health Care Planning & Evaluation

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e of these competition-related problems, it is still not advisable to adopt the single-payer or state-controlled system. In contrast, the authors added that the problems in the healthcare sector can also be solved by competition itself. The Health Foundation (2011) defined competition as a competitive system wherein healthcare providers and patients choose from private and public organizations where they can get their payment or services, respectively. Other defin

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Competition in Health CareName: Janice KetchumHCA 421 Health Care Planning & EvaluationInstructor: Alshondrea DentonDate: December 2, 2014 In a Harvard Business Review, Porter and Teisberg (2004) mentioned that competition is the culprit of the problems currently faced by the United States in the field of healthcare. However, the authors mentioned that despite of these competition-related problems, it is still not advisable to adopt the single-payer or state-controlled system. In contrast, the authors added that the problems in the healthcare sector can also be solved by competition itself. The Health Foundation (2011) defined competition as a competitive system wherein healthcare providers and patients choose from private and public organizations where they can get their payment or services, respectively. Other definition of competition includes the number of organizations that are focused on a similar field wherein a larger number of organizations may result to greater competition. In this paper, the competition in the healthcare industry will be discussed wherein its positive and negative impacts will be mentioned. Further, the influence of these competitions to the choices of stakeholders, patients and healthcare providers will be determined. Different Forms of Competition among Healthcare OrganizationsHealthy competition may also exist among healthcare organizations. This results to unstoppable improvement on both methods and processes which r

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