Introduction to the U.S. Health Care
Having completed the assigned
readings, you should now have a basic understanding of the characteristics and components
of the United States health care delivery system. For the Module 1 Case
Assignment, please conduct additional research as needed and prepare a paper to
address the following questions:
Please discuss the following
characteristic of our health care delivery system: Health care delivery is
no longer confined to the hospital setting. Over the past few years we have
witnessed the emergence of outpatient surgery centers, home health, hospice,
etc. Please discuss the following as it relates to this change in venue:
1) What factors have led to care
being offered outside of the hospital setting?
2) What are the advantages and
disadvantages of these settings? Who benefits the most: consumers or
3) How will the Affordable Health
Care Act impact this trend? Will it encourage more alternative settings or put
care back into the hospital setting?
Length: This assignment should be at
least 3 pages (800 words) in length, excluding references.
References: At least two references
should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).
Organization: Subheadings should be
used to organize your paper.
Format: APA format is recommended.
While APA formatting of references is not a requirement, the references need to
be presented in order using a standard citation style. When material is copied
verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The 3 or more
references references should be cited within the text and also listed at the
end of the assignment in the References section. See Syllabus page for more
information on APA format.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact
assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).
PRECISION: Each question of the
assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.
CLARITY: The paper reads clearly
(i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to
guide the reader.
You will be expected to provide a
scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions must be justified with
evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text
of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should
be cited for this assignment.