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Home Health care in Cleveland Ohio, or home healthcare, is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions. Home Health care in Akron Ohio embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including "preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations". The organised provision of such services may constitute a health care system. This can include specific governmental organizations such as, in the UK, the National Health Service or a cooperation across the National Health Service and Social Services as in Shared Care. Before the term "home health care in Ohio" became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

In most developed countries and many developing countries home health care in Perry Ohio is provided to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The National Home Health Care in Columbus Ohio Service, established in 1948 by Clement Atlee's Labour government in the United Kingdom, were the world's first universal home health care in Cleveland Ohio system provided by government and paid for from general taxation. Alternatively, compulsory government funded health insurance with nominal fees can be provided, as in Italy. Other examples are Medicare in Australia, established in the 1970s by the Labor government, and by the same name Medicare was established in Canada between 1966 and 1984. Universal health care contrasts to the systems like home health care in Akron Ohio the United States or South Africa, though South Africa is one of the many countries attempting home health care in Perry Ohio reform. The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not provide universal home health care in Columbus Ohio.

The home health care in Cleveland Ohio industry is considered an industry or profession which includes peoples' exercise of skill or judgment or the providing of a service related to the preservation or improvement of the health of individuals or the treatment or care of individuals who are injured, sick, disabled, or infirm. The delivery of modern home health care in Akron Ohio depends on an expanding group of trained professionals coming together as an interdisciplinary team.

Consuming over 10 percent of gross domestic product of most developed nations, home health care in Perry Ohio can form an enormous part of a country's economy. In 2003, home health care costs paid to hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, diagnostic laboratories, pharmacies, medical device manufacturers and other components of the home health care system, consumed 16.3 percent of the GDP of the United States, the largest of any country in the world. For the United States, the health share of gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to hold steady in 2006 before resuming its historical upward trend, reaching 19.5 percent of GDP by 2016. In 2001, for the OECD countries the average was 8.4 percent with the United States (13.9%), Switzerland (10.9%), and Germany (10.7%) being the top three.

Purely private enterprise home health care systems are comparatively rare. Where they exist, it is usually for a comparatively well-off subpopulation in a poorer country with a poorer standard of health care-for instance, private clinics for a small, wealthy expatriate population in an otherwise poor country. But there are countries with a majority-private home health care system with residual public service (see Medicare, Medicaid). The other major models are public insurance systems. A Social security home health care model is where workers and their families are insured by the State. A publicly funded home health care model is where the residents of the country are insured by the State. Within this branch is Single-payer home health care, which describes a type of financing system in which a single entity, typically a government run organization, acts as the administrator (or "payer") to collect all home health care fees, and pay out all home health care costs. Some advocates of universal home health care assert that single-payer systems save money that could be used directly towards home health care by reducing administrative waste. In practice this means that the government collects taxes from the public, businesses, etc., creates an entity to administer the supply of home health care and then pays health care professionals. A single-payer universal home health care system will actually save money through reduced bureaucratic administration costs. Social health insurance is where the whole population or most of the population is a member of a sickness insurance company. Most health services are provided by private enterprises which act as contractors, billing the government for patient care. In almost every country with a government home health care system a parallel private system is allowed to operate. This is sometimes referred to as two-tier home health care. The scale, extent, and funding of these private systems is very variable.

A traditional view is that improvements in health result from advancements in medical science. The medical model of health focuses on the eradication of illness through diagnosis and effective treatment. In contrast, the social model of health places emphasis on changes that can be made in society and in people's own lifestyles to make the population healthier. It defines illness from the point of view of the individual's functioning within their society rather than by monitoring for changes in biological or physiological signs.

Home Health care in Columbus Ohio economics consists of a complicated relationship between a number of participants; the consumer, insurance companies, employers, medical professionals, and various government entities. An essential feature of home health care economics is the spreading of risk, since the cost of home health care for catastrophic illness can be prohibitive. This risk may be spread by private insurance companies, or by government involvement in the home health care market. The home health care market can suffer from a number of problems which are so severe as to be characterized by some as market failure.

The politics of Home health care depends largely on which country one is in. Current concerns in England, for instance, revolve around the use of private finance initiatives to build hospitals or the excessive use of targets in cutting waiting lists. In Germany and France, concerns are more based on the rising cost of drugs to the governments. In Brazil, an important political issue is the breach of intellectual property rights, or patents, for the domestic manufacture of antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The South African government, whose population sets the record for HIV infections, came under pressure for its refusal to admit there is any connection with AIDS because of the cost it would have involved. In the United States, which has some of the most sophisticated, technologically advanced home health care in the world, 12% to 16% of the citizens are still unable to afford complete health insurance.

Opponents of universal home health care in the United States often argue that it will require higher taxes and a great likelihood of poorly performing home health care facilities and physicians. The absence of a market mechanism may slow innovation in treatment and research leading to rationing of care through waiting lists. A statistical comparison shows that it is not universal home health care that leads to a doctor shortage, but the payment system to doctors that causes a doctors shortage. In Italy, doctors are paid a fee per patient per year, a per capita salary, and Italy does not have a doctor shortage but has one of the highest doctor per patient ratios, 5.8 doctors per 1,000 patients. In Italy though, it should be noted that most physicians subsequently have very limited hours; many only maintaining patient hours 2 days per week. Canada, whose universal home health care system pays its doctors a "fee per visit", creates a real market condition, where doctors' salaries are protected, and even increased, by decreasing the supply of doctors. Canada has a low doctor per patient ratio of 2.1 doctors per 1,000 patients. A comparative analysis shows that a salaried doctor system, while not perfect, results in more doctors; however, they work substantially fewer hours, while the fee per visit system creates economic pressures to reduce the number of doctors, who subsequently work more hours.