Prior to engaging in this discussion, read Chapters 1 and 2 in the text and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you also review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. The idea that value depends on consumers’ preferences is often considered radical. In your initial post, analyze the economic theories that are germane to the provision of health services, and comment on how one or two specific model(s) might explain the framework or context of patient/consumer preference with regard to the health care services they have experienced. Compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives within health care’s organizational models that might influence patient preference. How would value (both in quality and impact of care) differ where you have increase in access and decrease in reimbursement rates set by most insurance companies?
Guided Response: Read several of your classmates’ posts and provide a substantive written response to at least two of your peers. Discuss whether or not you agree with the conclusions provided in your classmate’s initial post. If you disagree, offer an alternative that is better in process and efficiency. Explain your reasoning and provide at least one reference to support your position. You must also comment specifically on one aspect of your classmate’s post with which you agree. In addition to responding to at least two other students’ posts, it is recommended that you reply to at least one person who responded to your original post by either respectfully defending your conclusion or by listing how you might implement the changes your classmate suggested.