The current trends in my employment setting are primarily related to a complicated situation in the field, which is conditional upon the ongoing pandemic. From this perspective, complex patient needs are especially difficult to meet when considering the provision of medical services to the older population after hospitalization. In this case, early thinking and clinical judgment are required for ensuring the proper quality of life of individuals who survived hospitalizations and returned home. According to Naylor et al. (2020), the main problem in this respect is the lack of evidence concerning the development of the unique needs of these people in the future. Hence, the solution allowing to decrease costs associated with supply over-usage includes two tasks. First, it is vital to perform regular health checks and promote collaboration of patients with healthcare providers to avoid pressure on nurses resulting from a potential increase in the workload. Second, training and reimbursement of the personnel should be reconsidered for better efficiency. In this way, complex measures are required so that individuals could have access to services.
In turn, the initiatives related to informing the cost of medical treatment and supplies to the employees affect the outcomes of treatment. They are performed through the presentation of essential changes in this regard during weekly meetings and thereby allow planning interventions while paying attention to the availability of resources. Thus, their proper distribution is connected to the efficiency of communication among employees at different levels. From this point of view, an adequate response to the critical needs of the patients is ensured through the emphasis on the existing limitations (Ripp et al., 2020). This policy helps share the responsibility between all the participants in the process of providing healthcare services and, more specifically, assisting the most vulnerable population groups.
Naylor, M. D., Hirschman, K. B., & McCauley, K. (2020). Meeting the transitional care needs of older adults with COVID-19. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 32(4-5), 387-395.
Ripp, J., Peccoralo, L., & Charney, D. (2020). Attending to the emotional well-being of the health care workforce in a New York City health system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic Medicine, 95(8), 1136-1139.