Pros & Cons of Healthcare Alternatives

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Pros and Cons of Healthcare Alternatives

When being compared, a provider-led network and a larger health care system each has its plus and minus points when it's intended for primary care. Further analysis related to the advantages and disadvantages of both systems can be found below.

Provider-Led Network

ADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES
  • Consultations might take longer in provider-led networks.
  • Provider-led networks tend to be less profitable, hence the services might be at risk to not be accessible for customers in the following years.

Large Health Care System

ADVANTAGES
  • US larger health care systems are most likely to offer the latest technologies to treat their patients, such as using artificial intelligence, virtual healthcare, nanomedicine, virtual reality, 3D printing, and robots to do meticulous surgical procedures.

DISADVANTAGES

Research Strategy

We first began our research by looking through customer survey and patient satisfaction studies, journal articles, and researches in reputable platforms such as NCBI, Cochrane Library, and AJMC. Our focus was to search a study that directly compared a provider-led network and a larger health care system.

Although we managed to gather some useful insights, our research team decided to dive deeper into this topic by reviewing numerous articles from different news platforms to find more information related to the advantages and disadvantages of provider-led network and a larger health care system. We also attempted to seek personal customer commentaries on a provider-led network and a larger health system, but we were unable to find any. As for our next strategy, we visited the websites of provider-led networks, such as Cone Health Medical Group, PLAN, and Eastside Health Network; and large health care systems, such as Cone Health, Advantage Healthcare Systems, and HCA Healthcare. After extensive research on various articles and studies, we concluded that patients' feedback towards the services of both systems might not be disclosed for public viewing. Then we browsed through government websites, including Medicare, CDC, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to collect any information related to provider-led networks and larger health care systems. However, the data that we managed to find was ranging from case studies and other unassociated news despite using specific keywords related to the inquiry.
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