As you learn about health care delivery in the United States, it is important to understand the history of health care delivery to develop a working knowledge as you progress through the course. The following matrix is designed to help you develop that working knowledge. Fill in the following matrix. Each box should contain responses between 50 and 100 words. |Historical Context |Historical background? |Where is the care |Who is the caregiver? |Goal of the care? |How is care paid | |Matrix | |delivered? | | |for?

| |Snake oil |From the 1600s to |The sellers of snake|Most of the potions |Around these times |Not everyone had | | |about the early 1800s |oil would drive into|and elixers were self |there were a good |the money the snake| | |men traveling around |town and put on a |prescribed due to the |number of simple |oil sellers had in | | |in wagons, calling |big performance in |fact that most were |injuries with a good |order to buy the | | |themselves doctors, |order to get the |not real medicinal |few gunshot wounds and|elixers and herbs | | |would have bottles |attention of as many|drugs. For those that |cuts from swords.

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The |that they wanted. | | |full of different |people as possible. |were real drugs, the |doctors were a little |So instead of | | |potions and elixers |Once they got done |town doctor would have|bit more advanced in |paying with the | | |made from the many |with their speech |their patient come to |medicine and started |regular currency of| | |herbs found in their |and had everyone |their house and |being able to mend and|that time, they | | |travels.

With every |believing their |administer the drug, |stitch the cuts and |would trade for it. | | |new area they went |remedies would work,|procedure or whatever |also to dig out the |Sometimes the | | |there would be new an |they would sell |might need to be done |bullets in order to |sellers would want | | |elixer or potion that |their remedies of |to bring the patient |save the life or limb |supplies; sometimes| | |a medicine man or |snake oil in the |back to health. |

Of their patients. |they want food or | | |another doctor could |street, at houses, | | |drinks, or animals. | | |show them to make and |in stores, wherever | | |Whatever it is that| | |they would in turn |people were willing | | |the snake oil | | |bring them into towns |to buy.

| | Sellers ask for in | | |and sell them and heal| | | |trade. | | |those that they can. | | | | | |Early hospitals |Hospitals in the |The idea for |Universities around |As advancements in |Hospitals did not | | |United States emerged |Hospitals grew in |the world had been |medicine and |work for trade like| | |from institutions, |the big cities to |training people to |technology grow, the |the old snake oil | | |notably almshouses |care for the sick |become doctors for |doctor’s job changed |sellers used to. | | |that provided care and|and poor. From this |years.

That same thing|from simply bandaging |They would accept | | |custody for the ailing|generous idea came |is where these |or stitching a |cash as payment or | | |poor. Rooted in this |about the beginnings|hospitals got their |patient, to figuring |if cash was not | | |tradition of charity, |of multifaceted |staff.

After years of |out what was wrong |available at the | | |the public hospital |municipal |training and a few |with them such as a |time your insurance| | |traces its ancestry to|institutions. |years of internship a |virus or disease and |company could help | | |the development of |Whenever someone had|student of the medical|giving the proper |pay for the | | |cities and community |a sickness or injury|practice could become |medicine to alleviate |majority of the | | |efforts to shelter and|that could not be |a doctor and get paid |it.

The goal for |hospital bills. | | |care for the |taken care of at |to work in the |doctors has always |Insurance was | | |chronically ill, |home, they could |hospitals healing the |been to heal sick or |accepted at most | | |deprived, and |come to the hospital|sick, delivering |injured patients and |places back then | | |disabled.

To receive the care |babies, and mending |to maintain the good |and would most | | | |that they need. |wounds. |health of those who |likely be the | | | | | |are not sick. |primary way to pay | | | | | | |hospitals around | | | | | | |the time of the | | | | | | |great depression. | |Local hospital |Over the years there |Facilities have |As more people arrive |There are a lot of |Most people do not | |autonomy |has been a population |advanced over the |needing help at |injuries occurring due|have the cash money| | |boom.

Now that there |years from simple |hospitals and |to accidents and |needed to pay for | | |are more people in the|help organizations |advancements are being|shooting and break |the operations, | | |world that need help |for the poor and |made in the medical |ins. Also there are |tests, and | | |and it still takes |elderly to a |field. Doctors do not |more illnesses and |procedures that are| | |years for someone to |monopoly of |have the time needed |viruses being |done at the | | |go through all the |institutions in all |to see all the |transferred from |hospitals.

However | | |schooling to become a |the cities of every |patients. So the role |person to person. It |the hospitals still| | |doctor, there is less |state. These |of helping people has |is the goal of the |need to be payed | | |time for doctor and |facilities have all |opened to Nurses and |hospital staff to |for their services | | |patient to become |the up to date |Interns to help those |stitch up the |and for medicine | | |acquainted so there is|equipment and |with less serious |injuries, give the |for the next | | |a lack of a personal |technology required |ailments or injuries.

Proper medicine for |patient, so in | | |touch. The technology |to help their | |illnesses and viruses |order for them to | | |has got better over |patients with | |to keep people in the |get paid insurance | | |the years but the |whatever is needed | |best health possible. |takes over and | | |simple number of |heal them of | | |allows you to not | | |people needing help |injuries or | | |pay the full price | | |has caused the staff |sicknesses. | | |of the hospital | | |of hospitals to become| | | |bill. | | |less hospitable.

| | | | | |Specialized care |There are more than |Originally all care |Those people who have |The mentally ill |If cash money is | | |just physical things |for people was given|gone to school and |patients need very |not available then | | |that keep a person |in hospitals, but |studied the specifics |specialized care over |insurance can cover| | |sick.

Mental illnesses|due to the amount of|of these illnesses are|a long period of time |the medical bills | | |were brought into the |people and the |not your everyday |in order to completely|of the therapy that| ||medical field to try |specialized care |doctors.

These are |make sure they are |is required for the| | |to provide care for |needed by the |your Psychiatrists, |cured or at least able|mentally or | | |the mentally |patients, facilities|Therapists, |to function properly |physically | | |challenged people. |were made |Neurologists and other|in normal society |impaired. Most | | |This care does not |specifically for the|specialized medical |without wanting to |people who are | | |fall under that of |mentally handicap, |practitioners.

These |cause harm to |under this kind of | | |regular doctors, so |those needing both |specialized trained |themselves or others |specialized care | | |people went to school |physical, mental, or|professionals give |around them. The |are not able to pay| | |and studied these new |emotional therapy, |care to their patients|physical impaired such|for the treatments | | |medical phenomenons in|and those who are |with the most up to |as those who have lost|themselves, so | | |order to learn how to |suffering from |date technology and |a limb or have gone |their families | | |treat them.

Insanity or other |treatment procedures |under a major surgery,|usually pick up the| | | |major illnesses such|available. |need to be watched |bill or watch over | | | |as PTSD. | |over by a trained |the patients funds | | | | | |professional to make |from before the | | | | | |sure they get the |accident or illness| | | | | |proper therapy needed |set in, until the | | | | | |to relearn how to use |funds are gone or | | | | | |those muscles and not |the family member | | | | | |hurt the joints or |decides to take | | | | | |tendons in their |over the payments. | | | | | |bodies. | |

Write a 300-word summary describing how the history of health care has influenced health care today. The history of health care has influenced health care today by encouraging a lot of people to go to school and become a doctor and nurse. It influenced people to get the proper training to see about sick people and treat them. In the old days people did not know how to save people lives. They also didn’t have a hospital to go to. Everything was done at the house by a mid wife or the doctor came to the house to see you. In this generation you have a doctor office and a hospital to go to when you are sick.

The only thing that I see that they have like the old days or a mid wife they call in the hospital if you are giving birth to a child and you want to do it the old fashion way. But the history of health care has change the way people feels about other people health in this life time. References http://thinkprogress. org/yglesias/2009/10/02/194591/health-care-in-1500/? mobile=nc http://www. medieval-life-and-times. info/medieval-life/medieval-doctors. htm http://patients. about. com/od/decisionmaking/a/Snakeoil. htm http://www. naph. org/Homepage-Sections/Explore/History. aspx.