Causes Of Death In The United States
In this Discussion you will right two reviews 1. You will research one of the leading causes of death in the United States, comparing data from your state with national data and examining risk factors associated with the health problem. To prepare for this Discussion, examine the leading causes of death in the United States using the following websites from this modules Learning Resources: CDC: Leading Causes of Death Medical News Today: What Are the Top 10 Leading Causes of Death in the US? Select one leading cause of death on which to focus for this Discussion. Using credible websites, research how your states data compare to national data related to this health condition. For example, you may search for information on the following websites, found in this modules Learning Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) United Health Foundation: Americas Health Rankings Trust for Americas Health Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Ensure that you examine comparable data from reliable sources. For instance, look at state and national prevalence rates from the same year and, ideally, from the same source. Review the information on determinants of health (also referred to as risk factors) presented in Chapter 2 of the Shi and Singh (2015) textbook. In addition, conduct research using the Walden library and credible websites to identify and analyze the causes of your selected health problem and associated lifestyle, genetic, and environmental risk factors. If you are an international student, you may research a leading cause of death in your country and compare data from your local community with national data. Substantive and cohesive response to the following: Describe one of the leading causes of death. Compare your states data with national data related to this health problem. Identify your sources of data. Describe the causes of this health problem and associated lifestyle, genetic, and environmental risk factors/determinants. Reminder: Use and cite sources to support your posting and responses. 2. International Comparison of Health System Characteristics How does the U.S. health care delivery system compare with other countries health care delivery systems? What is the relationship of a countrys economic resources to health outcomes? How does the funding of services influence access to care? How does government involvement in health care delivery inform the patient/consumer experience? There are no simple answers to the questions above. Yet, health care administrators must engage in thoughtful, ongoing inquiry into questions such as these in order to gain a well-rounded perspective on health care delivery. In your Assignment for this module, you will analyze and compare data to deepen your understanding of the U.S. health care delivery system, as well as other health care delivery systems around the world. Your examination of data can provide valuable insights, but it is also important to consider the context surrounding health care expenditures and outcomes. In this Discussion, you will examine health system characteristics, such as government involvement and funding of health care delivery in the United States and other nations. For this Discussion and the Assignment, select TWO countries to compare with the United States in terms of health care (i.e., compare the SAME countries in both the Discussion and Assignment). One country must be a developed country, and the other must be considered a developing (low- or middle-income) country: as much as possible, select countries that are of similar size. To identify the development level of countries, use the following resources found in this modules Learning Resources: The International Statistical Institute: Developing Countries World Bank: Country and Lending Groups In the Learning Resources related to health system characteristics, particularly Chapter 1 in the Shi and Singh textbook. Research the characteristics of the U.S. health care delivery system and the systems of your selected countries using credible websites, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) site, found in this modules Learning Resources. Consider the following questions as you research each country: How is the health system organized? Is there a central governing agency? How does an individual gain access to needed services, including specialized care? How are health care services paid for? For example, does the country have a national health system with tax-funded coverage, a health insurance system with a single payer, a health insurance system with multiple insurers, or something else? What benefits do people in this country experience because of the health systems characteristics? For instance, are people guaranteed access to health care services? Do patients receive well-coordinated care because their health information is readily available to providers through an integrated technology system? Do they have a great deal of choice when selecting physicians? What challenges do people in this country encounter? For instance, is there typically a long wait to see a specialist? Do patients encounter adverse effects because medical supplies are not readily available? Are health care services prohibitively expensive for most people? Substantive and cohesive response to the following: Analyze two or more defining characteristics of the U.S. health care system. Explain how these characteristics compare to the characteristics of the health care systems of your selected countries. (Be sure to identify the countries in your posting.) Evaluate potential benefits and challenges for people in your selected countries based on the health system characteristics you have identified.