One of the most critical issues in all areas of healthcare is cost containment. Identify and describe at least four ways in which nurses can reduce healthcare costs while still maintaining holistic care. Use examples in your area of practice and discuss the effectiveness of these strategies.
Complete the following tasks:
- Analyze and justify whether healthcare is a right or a privilege and who is responsible for the cost.
- What should be the patients’ responsibility in contributing to the cost?
- Should the patient who works hard to maintain good health and complies with healthy choices get any benefits as a reward to healthy behavior? Provide examples.