HLT314V GCU Differences Between Managed Care and Elderly Health in US Paper


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Question Description

Details: (peer-reviewed) journal on a current health care issue in the United States, controversial or otherwise.


  1. Managed health care in the United States
  2. Maternal health, fetal health, or elder health

Part One

Complete the attached "Article Comparison Table" to compare the two articles in terms of content, research methods, focus of the study, target audiences and subjects, and their possible impacts on the future of health care delivery.

Part Two

Write a 500-750 words analysis that includes the following:

  1. A summary of the topic you chose with rationale. (This may have personal significance to you or it may be a topic of particular interest that you have seen in the news.)
  2. An explanation of the significance of the two research studies to health care delivery in the United States.
  3. A description of the major functions provided by research and data monitoring of health care delivery in the United States.
  4. Identification of potential environments within health care delivery appropriate to research and data monitoring.
  5. Your assessment of the impact of the studies in your chosen articles in regards to health care delivery, incorporating and expanding on the information you provided in Part One. Were the studies intended to change or influence health care delivery? If so, how? If not, what are the implications of each study for health care delivery?
  6. Your assessment of the role the allied health professional plays, or could play, in research and data monitoring of health care delivery in the United States.

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Article Comparison Table Article One Criteria Article One Article Two Citation Include the APA reference note. Content Summary Craft a 100-150 word summary of the article Research Methods Describe the methods used, including tools, systems, etc. Focus of the Research or Study Describe the design of the relevant research or study in the article. Target Audiences and Subjects Identify the target audience (population) and the setting in which the research/study was conducted. Potential Impact on Future Health Care Delivery Propose how this information could or will impact future health care delivery or options. © 2016. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. ...
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Final Answer


Article Comparison Table
Article One


Article One

Article Two


Kongstvedt, P. R. (Ed.). (2001). The managed

McGlynn, E. A., Asch, S. M., Adams, J., Keesey, J.,

health care handbook. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Hicks, J., DeCristofaro, A., & Kerr, E. A. (2003). The

Include the APA reference

quality of health care delivered to adults in the United


States. New England journal of medicine, 348(26),

Content Summary
Craft a 100-150 word
summary of the article

Managed care is a system used to manage hospital

The constantly improving living standards has led to

expenses and reduce some of the unnecessary

the improvement in the quality of living raising the

costs associated with healthcare. It is based on the

life expectancy in the United States. In the next twenty

implementation of risk sharing plans aimed at

years, the number of elderly people will be very high.

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reducing healthcare expenses in the country and

This article discusses the implication of an aging

reducing the cost incurred by patients in accessing

population to the health sector of the United States. It

healthcare services. Risk sharing could be between

offers a challenge as well as opportunities to families,

the patient and the government, health facilities or

healthcare practitioners and the government. The

the healthcare providers. There is a rising

article clearly brings out the need for promotion of

enrollment of organizations and government

healthy aging, creation of policies considering the

projects aimed at improving the managed care

lives of the elderly people, adjustment of the health

plan. From the research, it is indicated that

sector to be able to take care of chronic conditions

healthcare expenses constitute a large amount of

associated with old age and establishment of

the government expenditure. The government thus

communities that are friendly to older people.

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