With managed care, the charges that can be made for a particular condition are often predetermined and fixed; hospitals make or lose money depending on whether they are able to treat the patient within the confines of the predetermined payment. This has resulted in pressure on health care providers to reduce staff, reduce length of hospital stay, and reduce services provided. Can a health care provider serve both the societyâ??s need for cost containment and yet be the advocate for the patient as required by the basic principles of role duty and beneficence?
Write the best defense in answering “Yes.”
Then write the best defense in answering “No.”
State your personal choice and defend your choice.