The modern health care system is undoubtedly advanced and has successfully coped with many of its functions. Medicine makes it possible to provide the population with effective medicines in large quantities, and technology improves the quality of medical care and treatment devices. Nevertheless, there are problems in health care that need to be addressed since it is a vital part of society.
One of the main challenges of the health care system is the high cost of treatment of many diseases. It is important to understand that the elderly generation uses medical services more often than other age groups (Kogan, 2017). As a rule, this social group does not have high incomes because they often do not work, at least not on a full time job. Because of this, many elderly people may not have enough money to pay for the treatment they need due to their age and medical tests. The treatment of cancer and other dangerous diseases is a costly service, which additionally complicates the lives of sick people (Gupta & Sharma, 2020). Nevertheless, this problem is relevant not only for the elderly, but also for those who are ill with serious, incompatible with life, diseases or for those who need complex surgery.
After all, it is clear that these problems require careful attention and the development of solutions. The first step that can be implemented is to raise the salaries of doctors, which will increase the demand among young people for this profession, as high-paying specialties are always in demand. Then, in the long run, the state will have a much larger number of specialists, which in turn will help both in science and in service delivery. The next point that can be done is to pay part of the cost of treating dangerous diseases out of state taxes (Murphy & Higgins, 2018). This may not seem profitable at first, but in fact, more healthy people will potentially generate more revenue for the state. The third is to increase the total number of hospitals and clinics, which would reduce the high cost of some procedures because they are rare. And, finally, it is essential to hold regular courses and training classes for citizens of all ages to increase their general level of knowledge about diseases in order to avoid situations where patients seek help when their condition is already advanced, which complicates treatment and consequently increases its cost.
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