Analyze and comment on the role public policy has in the economic aspect of running this type of health services center.

Analyze and comment on the role public policy has in the economic aspect of running this type of health services center.

 

 

Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read Chapter 12 in the text and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. Imagine that you run a nursing home facility in your area. Analyze and comment on the role public policy has in the economic aspect of running this type of health services center. Compare and contrast the economic challenges and incentives this type of health care model presents. What are some of the ways in which you could inform or signal potential consumers that your nursing home is of high quality? Evaluate the social-cultural issues that influence the consumers of this type of health service. Which of your proposed methods are most apt to be reliable signals that significantly communicate to consumers so they are able to make more informed decisions?
Required Text
Lee, R. H. (2009). Economics for health care managers (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Care Administration Press.
Required Resources

Additional Resource
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Demand Metric (2012, November 5). Feasibility study template [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNsimuW0dJUedia

Websites
Screenr (http://www.screenr.com/)

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Websites
The Agency for Health Research and Quality (www.ahrq.gov)
Hospital Corporation of America (http://hcahealthcare.com)
Tenet Health System (http://www.tenethealth.com/pages/home.aspx )
United States Department of Health & Human Services (http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/)
United States Department of Labor (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/)

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