Assignment 02: duty to serve | HA4070D-Regulatory Environment in Health Care | National American University
Hospitals on the other hand possess a different “duty to serve” than other businesses because they are primarily focused on helping people get better while also minimizing costs associated with healthcare delivery. This includes providing treatments tailored to individual patients based on medical expertise while maintaining high standards of care and striving towards improved patient outcomes. Additionally, hospitals must ensure that they maintain sufficient resources available so that everyone has access to necessary healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. Furthermore, hospitals have an obligation to look after not only their current patients but also those who may need help in the future by investing in research and development initiatives which can lead toward new cures for diseases or more effective treatments for existing illnesses.
In conclusion, it is clear that although grocery stores, restaurants, and hotels share many similarities when it comes to operationally delivering goods/services there is still a distinction between them and hospitals when it comes down what their respective duties entail. Hospitals occupy a unique position within our society due do the nature of the services they provide which necessitates them having different obligations compared to other types of businesses.