This paper gives all available nutritional information on vitamin A, including its sources in the diet, its benefits to the body, and its potential drawbacks, including recently discovered risks for osteoporosis. It primarily uses medical journal sources as well as a standard nutritional textbook. 5 pgs, bibliography lists 8 sources.
Bibliography: 8 source(s) listed
Filename: 11792 Vitamin A.doc
2.1585 History of Medicine: The Medicalization of Human Deformities.
This paper examines the history of birth defects from the statues of achondroplastic dwarfs found in ancient Egyptian tombs to present. The debate over the causation of congenital anomalies is discussed as well as various preventative measures that have been implemented over time to help reduce the neonatal death rate. Medical practices and scientific approaches towards human birth deformities are well explored and cited throughout the paper. 10.5 pgs. 26 f/c. 14b.
Bibliography: 14 source(s) listed
Filename: 1585 Birth Defects.doc
3.1698 Insurance Companies' Reactions to President Clinton's Health Care Plan.
This paper will take a detailed look at the 1993 health plan and concentrate on the effects it had on the insurance industry. The prevailing sentiment among insurance companies was that the 1993 was unequivocally 'bad' for their business. After six years of lobbying and the application of economic pressure, insurance companies feel that the 1999 reforms are a step in the right direction after the botch-job launched in 1993. In brief, the paper will show what happened in 1993, how health care changed as a result of the 1993 plan, how insurance companies reacted to the plan, whether or not insurance companies acted rationally (i.e., is there economic support for their negative reaction?), and how the present situation meshes with the insurance companies' recommendations for change. 12 pgs. 21 f/c. 5b.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 1698 Clinton Health Care.doc
4.1754 The Changing Scope of Family Physicians.
This paper discusses the changing scope of hospital physicians. More and more doctors are specializing in outpatient care service versus patient care in hospitals. An objective view of the entire system is looked at and described. 7 pgs. 13 f/c. 10b.
Bibliography: 10 source(s) listed
Filename: 1754 Changing Physicians.doc
5.1799 A Comparison of Two Health Care Systems in the Developing World: Cuba and Mexico.
This paper will open its comparative analysis of the health care systems of Mexico and Cuba with a discussion of the ramifications of this problem in regard to the available data on both countries. With an understanding of the potential impact of this problematic data upon our analysis, this paper will proceed to examine the available data on the health care systems of both countries in order to assess the overall effectiveness of both with respect to such criteria as life expectancy, infant mortality, physician/patient ratio, as well as the percentage of GDP spent on health care and the percentage of population with access to services. 5 pgs. 23 f/c. 3b.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 1799 Health Care Systems.doc
6.1809 Shortcomings of Health Care with the Implementation of Managed Care.
This paper discusses the shortcomings of the American health care system with the implementation of managed care. The risks and future trends in the system are looked at as well as examples of what the system has faced. 17 pgs. 18 f/c. 17b.
Bibliography: 17 source(s) listed
Filename: 1809 Health Care.doc
7.1867 A Comparison of the Health Care System of Two Developed Countries: Germany and Sweden.
This paper will examine the health care systems of Sweden and Germany in order - through comparative analysis - to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each. Given the complicated nature of the systems to be compared and contrasted, in order to simplify the task of reading the data the analysis will be structured into two parts: (I) the costs of the health care systems in both states; and (II) the benefits each system provides its citizens/subscribers. 8.5 pgs. 19 f/c. 3b.