this week’s assignment, you will further explore the healthcare delivery model. Use the provided template to answer the questions. The answers to these questions may be found in your readings, especially the article linked below. Please remember to click on the embedded links in the article as well because there is additional information there about the specific delivery model.
Read the following case study, and then follow the instructions on the template. You will determine how Mildred’s experience will differ based on the healthcare delivery model.
Mildred is an 84-year-old Caucasian woman of German descent who has six children. She was married for 47 years before her husband died of cancer. She rarely travels due to her age, but she decided to visit her son in Phoenix, Arizona. She didn’t want to travel to the desert because of the severe heat but agreed to do so since it was her granddaughter’s 18th birthday. While there, Mildred was bitten by a spider. She didn’t think anything of it since it looked like a harmless brown spider. She remembers being bit when she was weeding her son’s small vegetable garden. Her hand swelled up, and she went to the nearest Urgent Care. The doctor at the Urgent Care told her to go to the Emergency Department because her hand was very red and hot. Mildred went to the Emergency Department and was admitted to the hospital for intravenous antibiotics. While in the hospital, she became extremely ill and was diagnosed with a chronic heart problem. She was prescribed expensive medicine and felt much better. Although she was on the mend and was allowed to travel home, she was worried about whether she would receive any bills for the hospitalization.
Based on the above scenario, please answer the questions on this template. Review this week’s readings for the answers to the questions. Specifically, please review this article again.
- If Mildred were you mother, and based on her current situation, what healthcare delivery model (HMO, PPO, POS, EPO, PFFS, SNP or ACO) would you prefer she have? Why?
- What healthcare delivery model do you think would be the worst for Mildred, considering her current situation? Why?