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Health care

Wordlist

Diagnosis – диагноз, диагностика
Treatment – лечение, терапия, курс лечения
Prevention – профилактика, предотвращение, предохранение
Impairment – ухудшение (в результате травмы или болезни)
Access – припадок, приступ, доступ (напр. оперативный)
Symptoms – симптом (признак патологического состояния или болезни)
Patient – больной, пациент, раненый
Attendance – забота, уход, присмотр
Intervention – вмешательство
Pathology – патология, патологическая анатомия

To deliver – доставлять, снабжать, отпускать (напр. лекарственное средство)
To establish – основывать, создавать, учреждать
To regard – относиться, касаться (кого-л./чего-л.), иметь отношение (к кому-л./чему-л.)
To examine – обследовать, осматривать
To require – требовать (чего-либо), нуждаться (в чем-либо)
To impose – класть, помещать, фиксировать в определённом положении
To specialize – специализироваться (в чём-л./на чём-л.)
To extend – простираться, тянуться, длиться
To guarantee – давать гарантию, гарантировать
To fund – финансировать

1. To specialize – to be an expert in a particular part of a subject or profession.
2. Diagnosis – a statement about what disease someone has, based on examining them.
3. To require – to need someone or something.
4. Attendance – the number of people who are present at an event or in a place such as a school or church.
5. To fund – to provide the money for something that costs a lot.
6. However, this drug is very expensive and treatment involves prolonged use of this agent.
7. France believed that the decision taken by consensus to establish a working group on detention was a significant result of the Commission's forty-seventh session.
8. After one year of the Western airlift, access was restored, but the legal authority remained as vague as ever.
9. But you don't need to examine me, you know.
10. Against my advice, the patient started on chemotherapy 12 days after leaving the hospital.

Health Care - Competition in the health care industry

The US system has more competition than any other health care system in the world and so the paradox for me and for Mike as we study strategy and innovation is why is it the competition in health care doesn't work like it does in other sectors . In other sectors you see... you see competition and innovation driving phenomenal improvements in quality and efficiency simultaneously. And yet we see in health care high-costs , variable quality, high numbers of errors, many... Millions of uninsured. How? Why is this, why is this happening this way and how can you change it? What we um... What we've come to understand is that competition occurs on the wrong things and at the wrong levels. You need competition to occur where value is created for patients and so competition needs to occur at the level of uh... of patients medical conditions 'cause that's where value is created for patients and that's how care needs to be organized and delivered .

Can you give me an example, Elizabeth... you can. Would you give me an example of uh... how competition is focused on something wrong?

When you think about the right level, the level at which value is created for patients we call that the medical condition level. But we don't define that the way a medical school would or the way a hospital normally does. A medical condition from a patients perspective is a set of interrelated medical, medical circumstances that are best treated in an integrated way. And so from a uh... medical school perspective that might include multiple medical conditions. But if I have diabetes and hypertension which thankfully I don’t, but if I had diabetes, and tight, and hypertension from my perspective that would be my medical condition.

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List of questions for discussion

1. Is health care in your country fair to everyone?
2. What are the most important health care issues in your country?
3. What are the most important health care issues in the world?
4. What do you think the health care issues of the future will be?
5. What do you know about the history of health care in your country?
6. What are the health care problems in your country?
7. What do you know about the cost of health care in your country?
8. Do you think universal health care will ever come to the world?
9. How big an issue is health care in your national elections?
10. What questions would you like to ask health care workers?
11. Are health care workers well paid in your country?
12. Do you ever think about health care for when you are old?
13. What is health care like for old and poor people in your country?
14. What happens to people in poor countries who cannot afford health care?
15. Is your country’s health care system in need of reform?

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