-Discuss the forces that led to the rise in outpatient services.
-What is the impact of the uninsured population on hospitals and long-term care facilities and their ability to remain profitable?
-What is the impact on rural communities from the reduction in access to hospitals and physicians due to hospital closure or reduction of services whenever physicians leave a rural community?
-What are some of the reasons that the demand for health care services has increased despite its rising costs?
-Discuss some of the measures that the government has implemented to control the costs of health care.