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Supply and Demand in Health Care

Resources

  • Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
  • APA Format Guidelines.

Consider the following scenario:

Your daughter complains of a sore throat for the last two days and has a temperature of 102F. The day care center will not allow you to bring her in due to the fever and the concern over strep. Your co-pay for an office visit to the pediatrician is $20.00. You call to make an appointment and cannot be scheduled for at least a week. The pediatrician’s partner can see her tomorrow or you could take her to the emergency department of the local hospital, but the co-pay is $100.00.

What do you do? How will you balance your daughter’s health care needs with the cost for treatment, and the cost of missing work until she has recovered?

Response Guidelines

Respond to the posts of any two of your peers. How do your peers’ plans relate to supply and demand? What other suggestions can you offer to balance the needs of a family with health care needs or cost of treatment?

Respond to this question using available resources from your text, the Capella University library, and the Internet. Make sure to include the source citations and references for any outside sources used. Your reply should be in approximately 250–400 words and be in APA format.

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