Healthy policy debate

Feb 3rd, 2012
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describe a healthy policy

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Health Policy DebateStudent's nameInstitutional affiliationDate Health Policy DebateHealth Policy Debate is primarily driven by two critical factors. Fairness on one hand and efficiency of the policy on the other. There is always a conflict between efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, the debate arises due to interpretation of the two differently in different kinds of societies. It therefore causes dilemmas to an individual who uses them to evaluate the policy. Efficiency is mostly used in economic terms. The policy is evaluated based on input-output relationship. A favorable policy will be that which yields maximum benefits for the society. However, one person's efficiency could be another person's inefficiency. It solely depends on which side of the efficiency equation one is. A clear illustration is the example of the hospitals cost allocation on one hand and the view of the society in employment creation. There is a need to create jobs in the heath sector but cutting operational cost, which is seen as eating into the gross national product and raising the cost of American goods. High budget allocation to the medical sector may be seen as inefficiency of t

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