Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Types of Health Care Systems
Slide content:U.K. Private Health Insurance 12% of population Employer sponsored Self-pay for private insurance Provides more choices and shorter wait lists NHS or private hospitals NHS working to reduce wait times Hospital specialist : 18 weeks or less 15
Slide notes:Although the publically funded NHS provides a wide range of health c are services, about twelve percent of residents either have employer insurance or they pay for private health insurance. The most common reasons are to expand their choices of doctors and health care facilities, and to reduce wait times for non-urgent medical care. Private insurance provides patients access to both NHS and private hospitals. Greater access to care decreases the wait time to see specialists or to obtain medical procedures at NHS facilities. The NHS is currently working to reduce wait times within its system. The goal is to reduce wait times for hospital specialist visits to eighteen weeks or less. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 15