Choose one of the influencing factors from the timeline and discuss its impact on the system.

Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 2

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Revolutionary Influences

Chapter two in the textbook discusses the evolution of our health care system. Much of the evolution was due to the political landscape, societal constraints, consumer demand, escalating costs, and the advancement in technology. We have seen legislation and legal cases that have had a major influence on the health care system. After reading the chapter, review the timeline simulation labeled “Global Perspectives” located on the Summary and Resources page from Chapter 2. Consider how the U.S. healthcare system has evolved over the past 50 years.

Choose one of the influencing factors from the timeline and discuss its impact on the system. Provide your rationale as to why you think it has been revolutionary in changing the system.

Guided Response: Review your classmates’ posts and find two who posted different factors than you did. Explain how this particular factor has influenced one of the following stakeholders: patient, family, and professionals. Consider how this factor has affected the patient and the family; consider how it has changed the role of the health care professional.

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