What aspects of open and closed systems are exhibited by the United States and by your selected
2. Review the assigned article for this week, Buerhaus, P. I. (2010). Healthcare payment reform:
Implications for nurses. Nursing Economics, 28(1), 49–54.
An emerging political issue is to change the way healthcare providers are compensated to control
healthcare spending. Nurses are the largest group of healthcare providers and can make the
greatest impact on the healthcare system. Compare and contrast two advantages versus the
disadvantages of the policy to disentangle nursing costs from the patient room charges and/or
organization charges. How can this policy affect your policy priority? Is there evidence?