This week, your case for review is about a radical mastectomy. Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about the healthcare insurance, facility, and provider practices involved in the care of patients suffering from radical mastectomy.
Based on your readings and research, answer the following:
- Discuss the process by which the patient in the case study is referred through the healthcare system from primary care to tertiary care and rehabilitation. What parts of this process works well and what can been improved?
- What is the significance of the patient’s payer in determining her care?
- Do you feel that the patient’s referral from primary care to specialty care is handled appropriately? If no, why not?
- What is the role of Telemedicine in this week’s case study?
In your discussion, be sure to use the new vocabulary that is relevant to the topic.