Economic Impact Paper
As a result of this project the student will:
· Understand the economic characteristics of a health care organization.
· Understand the impact economic issues can have on patient care.
· Prepare for employment within a health care organization utilizing cost containment strategies.
1. Choose a healthcare economic issue of interest to you. The issue can be the one you discussed in your discussion primary posting.
1. Detail how this economic issue impacts healthcare.
1. Research the topic identifying the various historical events that led to this economic issue.
1. Present several strategies that can be implemented by nursing to provide efficient, effective, high quality care given the impact of this economic issue.
1. Include all requirements noted in rubric below. Paper should be 3-4 pages plus your title page, abstract, and reference page.
1. Wikipedia will not be accepted as a reliable reference.
10-543-114 Economic Issue Paper Rubric
|Introduction||Introduction includes a clear and concise statement of the chosen economic issue.||Introduction is present but issue is not clearly presented.||Issue is not easily discerned.|
|History of Issue||The historic events that led to the development of this economic issue are clearly detailed.||The historic events that led to this economic issue are only partially included.||Historic events are not addressed.|
|Impact of Chosen Issue||Various points of view on the issue are clearly presented. Writer’s point of view on the issue is clearly and concisely presented. Impact on healthcare is clearly explained.||Some points of view are addressed. Writer’s points of view on the issue are present but not clear. Impact on healthcare partially addressed.||All points of view are not addressed. Writer’s point of view is not present. Impact on healthcare is not addressed.|
|Nursing Strategies||Several nursing strategies on how to provide efficient, effective, high quality care, given this economic issue, are clearly explained.||Several nursing strategies on how to provide efficient, effective, high quality care, given this economic issue, are partially explained.||Nursing strategies on how to provide efficient, effective, high quality care, given this economic issue, are not addressed|
|Writers Voice||The writer conveys insight, knowledge and/or experience. The writer has taken the ideas and made them his/her own. There is a clear differentiation between the writer’s voice and other sources cited. Conclusions are well-grounded; fact/opinion are distinguished.||The writer seems to be drawing on knowledge or experience, but insight is not always clear. There is some lack of ownership of the topics.||No evidence of the writer’s perspective or position noted. The ideas and the way they are expressed seem to belong to someone else. No differentiation of opinion or fact.
|Organization||Information is presented in a logical order. An introduction, summary, and APA level headings of the content areas are included to enhance readability. Sentences form complete, logical paragraphs. Transitional sentences are used to link one paragraph to the next. The paper is limited to 3-5 pages, plus the title and references pages.||Information is presented in a logical order, but the way it is presented is “choppy” at times. Introduction, summary and level headings are present, but limited/unclear/or incorrect. Some sentences are awkward and transitions are not always clear. The paper is limited to 7 pages, plus the title and reference pages.||Information is presented in a disjointed order; it is difficult to follow the writer’s thought processes. Introduction, summary, or level headings may not be present. Many sentences are poorly constructed and distract from the readability. Transitions seldom used or non-existent. The paper is over the page limit.|
|Format/Structure and Grammar||The paper shows a mastery of APA format, paraphrased comments and quotations are integrated smoothly into the paper and cited properly both in in-text citation and the reference page. There is a good balance between paraphrased, quoted and original text. Three reputable background sources were used. All sentences are well-constructed; include relevant details, with varied structure. Errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader are limited to one or two.||The paper demonstrates an ability to use APA format with only one or two points of error in the reference page and the in-text citation. Use of quotes may be awkward at times, and there may be sections where a quote is needed. Two sources are reputable. Sentence structure is generally correct, with some variation in sentence structure. Some awkward sentences do appear. There are some errors (3-4) in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.||The paper attempts to use APA format, but there are numerous errors with in-text citation and/or reference entries. Quote use is repetitive, awkward, or overused and writer missed key opportunities to support with quotes. One reputable source is used. Most sentences are well constructed, but there is little/no variation in structure. There are a number of errors (5-6) in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.