Chapter 4: Access, Quality & Cost

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance and role of Population Health Management and strategies to improve health outcomes.
  • Explore national strategies to increase insurance coverage rates and improve access to healthcare.
  • Define the six domains of healthcare quality.
  • Summarize the most widely used quality improvement methodologies in healthcare and examples of programs designed to evaluate quality.
  • Compare healthcare spending in the United States with other high-income countries.
  • Outline several national trends affecting the cost of health care and related impacts.

Chapter Sections:

4.1 Basic Concepts

4.2 Access to Care

4.3 Quality of Care

4.4 Cost of Care

4.5 Chapter Summary

4.6 References & Attributions


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