There continues to be much debate over the structure of health care organizations. Advocates of both public and private structures are quite vocal in attempting to persuade the general public to adopt their views. Proponents of public health care structures claim the public structure will make health care universally accessible while proponents of private structures assert that quality of care can only be achieved via a private structure. In this assignment, you will contrast public and private health care structures, analyze the current viability and future sustainability of each structure, and provide a rationale for which structure you believe is optimal.
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Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words in which you contrast public and private health care structures. Include the following in your paper:
- A contrast of public and private structures with regard to the population served, decision-making processes, financial practices, and ethical considerations relating to the quality of care and patient safety.
- An analysis of current viability and future sustainability of each structure.
- A rationale for selecting one structure as optimal.