What experts call concierge medicine is an increasing trend in U.S. health care. “Concierge medicine” is an elitist approach to health care, where well-to-do people can opt to spend more money on doctors' services such as consultations, house calls, and intermediation with specialists.
Some experts believe this trend in “concierge medicine” is a good thing, indicative of free market growth and a capitalist society. It will get away from doctors assuming that third parties (such as insurance companies) pay for medical treatment, and put more responsibility on individual patients.
Nurses may benefit from this new style of medicine with increased salaries and more flexibility to decide what kinds of patients they want to see.
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While the ethics of concierge medicine are debatable, it is an important trend to be aware of as you study for your BSN or MSN at South University Online. You may even benefit from this new style of medicine through increased salaries.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|