Regulation Overkill

HA4070D – Regulatory Environment in Health Care

Discussion 08: Regulation Overkill

Task: Reply to this topic

For this discussion, please refer to the list on pages 362-363 in the text. This list presents both governmental and non-governmental agencies that oversee a real hospital (as of 1989). Discuss what this list implies by addressing each of the points below.

.What effects does this reality have on the administration of the hospital?

.What financial impact does it have?

.How would it impact patient care, directly or indirectly?

.How would this affect health care cost and pricing? Other matters?

Read also the footnote on page 384. If you were a New York hospital administrator, what affect do you think these regulatory agencies and review would have on your hospital – on your functioning as an administrator?

Base your discussion on material from the text and your own experience. Cite sources when necessary. Remember to write 150 words in complete sentences.


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