Cost of Healthcare vs. Outcomes

Week 3: Week 3 – W3 Assignment 1 Discussion

Discussion Assignment

Assignment 1: Discussion Questions 1: (1  1/2  -2 pages)

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Sunday, May 29, 2016.

(A)“Cost of Healthcare vs. Outcomes”

On the basis of the knowledge you have gained from your readings, respond to the following:

(1) Explore the historical relationship between the cost of healthcare and outcomes in the U.S. and the cost of healthcare and outcomes in another country. What policies could be considered to assist in shifting the curve of the relationship between costs and outcomes to a more efficient relationship in the U.S.? Please justify your answer.

(2) As the practitioners of one of the noblest professions, doctors should focus their energies in giving appropriate outcome-based interventions as compared to following rules set by committees like clinical guidelines and following evidence-based practices. Do you agree or disagree? Justify using examples.

(3) Healthcare costs are expensive because of the lawsuits filed against physicians and hospitals. Do you agree or disagree? Justify using examples.

(4) Do you support tort reform in the U.S. to curb the growth of malpractice suites and premiums? Explain why or why not.

Presents the grading criteria and rubric for this assignment.                            Maximum Points

Quality of initial posting                                                                                                              40

Participation in discussion                                                                                                           20

Writing mechanics (spelling, grammar, APA) and information literacy                              20


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