Date of Award

5-2014

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department/Major

Nursing

First Advisor

Ms. Teri Egan

Second Advisor

Dr. Evelyn Schlenker

Third Advisor

Dr. Brian Hensel

Keywords

MEDICAL care – United States, GREAT Britain, MEDICAL care, Type 2 diabetes, Affordable Care Act, National Health Service

Subject Categories

Health and Medical Administration | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

The health care experience of two individuals, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom with similar medical conditions, provided an interesting vantage point for this focused comparative analysis of two different models of health care delivery. The impact of the health care system’s unique financial, payment, organization, regulation and behavior profile on the individual reduces abstraction and drives home the profound impact health care policy choices have on its citizens. It was my intent to present the pros and cons of each health care system model in the hopes that public policy makers from both countries might learn from each other.

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