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- In comparison to the European healthcare system, the U.S. healthcare system has lower quality care, higher costs, and covers a smaller percentage of the population (Thomas et al., 2016).
- The United States spends annually approximately $9,523 per person on healthcare, which is more than 2.5 times the average paid by the other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries (Abbott, Sutton, & Edwards, 2014; Martin et al., 2016).
- The general business problem is that the high cost of limited and modest healthcare services jeopardizes the standard of living and the economic security of U.S. citizens.
- The specific business problem is that some healthcare managers have limited strategies to improve efficiency while reducing healthcare costs.