Your portfolio assignment focuses on a specific sector of healthcare and its relation to the current U.S. healthcare system. Choose one of the healthcare sectors listed below for your portfolio assignment:
- Long-term Care
- Mental and Behavioral Health
- Ambulatory Care
- For-Profit/Public Health Care.
Write a ten to twelve page paper where you address the following:
- Describe of the sector’s historical development and current role in healthcare delivery.
- Explain how the political influence in the U.S. healthcare system impacts how this sector provides healthcare to specific communities.
- Evaluate how quality, safety, and competition within this healthcare sector impact patient care.
- Examine what major challenges exist for this sector for the system over the next decade from healthcare reform and other factors. Discuss a minimum of three challenges and offer your recommendations on how healthcare leaders and administrators can manage them.
- Provide a conclusion summary of your findings and of the project experience.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Twelve pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages
Be formatted according to the APA Requirements
Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of eight scholarly references.
Utilize the following headings to organize the content in your work.
- Historical Development and Current Role in Healthcare Delivery
- Political Influence
- Quality, Safety, and Competition
- Future Challenges and Issues
Please follow all instructions and answer each question.
APA format is required. Each reference must be cited at least once in the paper. Use headings to organize the content in your work. Please no plagiarism and sources should be 5 years or less.