Black Board Discussion 3
The Health Workforce
This discussion highlights on the health workforce as central to the health care system, and any changes in its deployment and utilization will have significant effects on health care quality and costs. The ACA and rising concerns about the efficiency of health care delivery are bringing renewed attention to on the current makeup of the health care workforce, the challenges posed by shortages in certain professions, and how these shortages are being addressed.
Grading Rubric for Healthcare Workforce
Most healthcare in the United States is delivered in traditional setting such as hospitals, physician organizations, and long-term care organizations. As access is becoming more readily available, the demand for care is increasing as physician shortages is also increasing.
please answer these questions:
1. With the increase in number of non-physician providers, discuss how it may affect cost, quality and access to care in the U.S. healthcare system.
2. Discuss on the possibility of changes to scope of practice regulations for Advanced Practice RNs (Nurse Practitioner) and how it could help to abate health worker shortages.
3. Why is primary care so important?
APA format, at least 2 references no older than 5 years. minimum of 300 words