Examine health care delivery in the United States.
In Module 1 we studied the economic realities that may ultimately impact the healthcare industry. However despite the impending bursting of the bubble, we must still implement Obamacare (Module 1 writing and position BHS450_M1_SLP_Healthcare_Delivery_System_Lott, L.docx). One of the important aspects of the new law is the connecting the evaluation standard of quality to reimbursement. This is a departure for our industry and might have a significant impact on how we do business. Many experts argue that quality of care is subjective but is ultimately based upon those providing the care. This will be the topic of Module 2’s SLP. Please read the article by Zallman, Ma, Xiao, and Lasser entitled “Quality of US Primary Care Delivered by Resident and Staff Physicians” and respond to the following questions.
- Briefly summarize the issue being addressed as found in the “Background section.”
- Identify and discuss the five categories of quality indicators.
- Discuss what the researchers found when they analyzed the “Performance on Quality Indicators.” Where you surprised by their findings?
- Why are there differences in the quality of outpatient care provided by resident and staff physicians? What are some possible strategies an organization can implement to remedy this problem?
LENGTH: Your paper should be 3 pages typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins and 12-point font, and meet the exact number of pages specified in the assignment instructions.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).
REFERENCES: Cite your references in the text of all papers and on the reference list at the end. For examples, review the way the references are listed in the modules and on the background reading list.
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.
BREADTH: The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the questions of the assignment (multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered, as appropriate).
DEPTH: The paper presents points that lead to a deeper understanding of the matters and/or issues being discussed and integrates several points into coherent conclusions.
EVIDENCE: Statements and points are well-supported with facts or statistics, and references.
CRITICAL THINKING: Set aside personal biases and instead approach the subject matter using available scholarly evidence. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of competing arguments/perspectives on this topic. Having read these scholarly sources, make a judgment as to the merit of the arguments presented therein.