Thoughts on Cost Analysis
- Most of the health complications indicated in the study are often associated advanced age such that even if the life expectancy of the individuals was increased, productivity would not be increased due to age. Hence the money used to improve the lifestyle of affected individuals may never be recovered. Therefore the value of output after the necessary steps have been undertaken is reduced and may prove to be an expense (Getzen, 2007).
- The cost of a healthy year is less compared to when an individual is unhealthy. This is attributed to the fact that when one is healthy they are able to perform better hence meet the cost of keeping healthy. Consequently, it costs less to maintain quality health for younger people than the seniors who usually are affected by a series of health problems such that it is quite difficult to ensure you attain a complete quality life Nguyen (2008).
- Self-assessment may not be the best method of evaluating the program but rather the association should carry out individualized routine assessments on the individuals with disabilities. This allows for observations by experts such that the data that is collected is accurate as sometimes the people with disabilities may present false information to the program coordinators. Assessment and monitoring which is carried out by the members of the program will increase the speed at which admissions and counseling is offered (Montana Disability and Health Program, 2010).
- When a company or organization is working towards changing their operations, one of the key areas to look into is the response and reaction of their clients on different issues. The suggestions and complaints of clients form the basis of any productive change (Picker Institute, 2010).
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Nguyen, D. (2008). How much does a healthy year of your life cost? Retrieved May 10, 2010 from, www.brighthub.com
Picker Institute, (2010), PCC Improvement guide. Retrieved May 14, 2010 from: www.pickerinstitute.org.