Redundancy Of Care Vs German Health Care

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As any country Germany does have some setbacks whereas the U.S. have been able evolve at a faster rate. Since there are no physician networks or a set of providers that the German population are tied to, the continuity of care is not substantial. The German population suffers setbacks from physician and clinician inconsistency. Also, this makes the previous medical records non accessible since none of the providers are linked. Redundancy of care becomes a big issue because physicians order repetitive test not knowing or having the ability to see if other providers have already completed the necessary test. This creates a lot of wasted dollars on cost control measures whereas the U.S. have been making great strides to limit redundancy health …show more content…
Health care costs are still rather high and can be hard to afford for the self-employed population. German self-employed population are responsible for employee and employer costs in the sick fund insurance. The costs runs in comparison with Obama care purchased base insurance plans. Both health care systems are based off fee for service plans which can drive up costs due to providers performing unnecessary tests to increase earnings. This leads to more expensive treatment options increasing waste that would otherwise not happen in other non-fee for service countries. In studies completed by Gopffarth showing the U.S. and Germany but putting effort towards reducing health care costs will have difficulty due to the foundation. The U.S. free for all system where provider’s costs differ amongst states and hospitals will create hardship for implementation of any payment reform systems. In Germany’s systems being so rigid there is not much room for experimentation to reduce health care costs. (Khazan, …show more content…
In total Kaiser has around 37 hospitals, 600 medical offices, 17,000 physicians, and over 173,000 employees. The Health plan is paid out a fixed amount for medical care per member; making the ultimate incentive of keeping member healthy through preventative care tactics to keep cost

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