Online Companion: Fundamentals of Nursing Standards and Practice 2E

Chapter Objectives

After reading Chapter 4, the student should be ready to
• Explain the health care services provided in the three levels of care.
• Describe the roles and functions of members of the health care team.
• Compare the various methods of health care financing offered in the U.S.
• Discuss the issues of cost, access, and quality as they relate to health care delivery.
• Identify the challenges currently facing the health system.
• Describe the nursing profession's response to the challenges facing the health care system.