Monday, July 16, 2012

Commercialization of Health Care: Good or Bad?

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  • Assume, you one of the member of a real group discussion.
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 Commercialization of healthcare has both positive and negative implications. On the one side, the Government is not in a position to provide dependable, quality healthcare that is within everybody'reach. So private hospitals are needed to compliment the efforts of the Government. But on the other hand many private hospitals have no qualms in fleecing people in distress by forcing them to go through processes which are not really necessary and charging them exorbitantly.

The solution probably lies in having a regulatory body which can oversee the activities of hospitals and draw up guidelines for their functioning. It would be better if a body of reputed doctors known for their integrity are given charge of this regulatory organisation. Dialog also may be initiated with providers of private healthcare whether the expenditure on things like ambiance can be reduced. Is there really any need for hospitals to look like five star hotels? Are all the expensive lab tests often prescribed really necessary? The regulators may look into these aspects..
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