Reading” In an HMO, the primary care physician acts as the “gatekeeper” to all higher levels of care that the patient may need.
In theory, this means that the physical decides what is best for the patient and coordinates his or her care , while at the same time working to control costs and trying to ensure the delivery of care in the most efficient manner possible.
What are the advantages and disadvantage of using the gatekeeper system in term of progressing through the levels of care ? Provide an example of each perspective.
What are at least (2) advantage and (2) disadvantage for each group? Provide a rationale for your choices?