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Standards of Evaluation - Mod 2 SLP (Essay Sample)

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This paper will coincide from my paper from module 1...I will attach it so that the information can be a followup continuation from my first submitted paper in ensuring that all questions are answered correctly with proper documentation and verbiage. The overall goal of the Session Long Project is to examine health care delivery in the United States from a personal perspective. As the second assignment toward completing the Session Long Project you are going to assess your plan. Assignment expectations: Submit a 2-3 page paper that responds to the following questions: How does your health plan/coverage rate in terms of Access? How does your health plan/coverage rate in terms of Quality? How does your health plan/coverage rate in terms of Cost? How does your health plan/coverage rate in terms of Continuity of Care? SLP assignment expectations: Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper (at least 3 references). The length of your paper should be 2-3 pages typed and single-spaced. Please prepare your work using appropriate format. This link from your course syllabus page will help reinforce formatting expectations: http://www(dot)tuiu(dot)edu/guidelines/Well-Written-Paper.pdf Required Readings California Department of Managed Care (2008). Continuity of Care. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://www(dot)hmohelp(dot)ca(dot)gov/dmhc_consumer/br/br_continuity.aspx. Davis, K., et al. (2006). Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: An Update on the Quality of American Health Care Through the Patient\'s Lens. The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://www(dot)commonwealthfund(dot)org/Publications/Fund-Reports/2006/Apr/Mirror--Mirror-on-the-Wall--An-Update-on-the-Quality-of-American-Health-Care-Through-the-Patients-Le.aspx Hoeksema, J.. (2011). Taking Steps to Control Costs in the OR. Association of Operating Room Nurses. AORN Journal, 94(6), S79-84; quiz S85-6. Retrieved February 29, 2012, from http://proquest(dot)umi(dot)com/pqdweb?did=2533202231&sid=2&Fmt=6&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD Lasser, K. E., Himmelstein, D. U. and Woodlander, S. (2006). Access to Care, Health Status, and Health Disparities in the United States and Canada: Results of a Cross-National Population-Based Survey. American Journal of Public Health 96 (7); 1300. Retrieved Novembe 28, 2011 from http://proquest(dot)umi(dot)com/pqdweb?did=1075235791&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD Woolhandler, S., Campbell, T., Himmelstein, D. U. (2003). Costs of health care administration in the United States and Canada. The New England Journal of Medicine 349 (8); pg. 768. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://proquest(dot)umi(dot)com/pqdweb?index=12&sid=2&srchmode=1&vinst=PROD&fmt=4&startpage=-1&clientid=29440&vname=PQD&RQT=309&did=403939421&scaling=FULL&ts=1188410392&vtype=PQD&rqt=309&TS=1188410583&clientId=29440&cc=1&TS=1188410583 Optional Readings Anonymous, . How to streamline healthcare. (2011, December). Canadian Healthcare Manager, 18(4), 23-24,29-30,33. Retrieved February 29, 2012, fromhttp://proquest(dot)umi(dot)com/pqdweb?did=2535842661&sid=6&Fmt=3&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD Spiegel, M. et. al. (2003). Quality of health care delivered to adults in the United States. The New England Journal of Medicine 349 (19); pg. 1866. Retrieved Novemer 28, 2011 from http://proquest(dot)umi(dot)com/pqdweb?did=442885921&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD Jaspen, B. (2002). Low-Quality Health Care Costs United States Nearly $400 Billion Annually. Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Jun 11, 2002. pg. 1. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://proquest(dot)umi(dot)com/pqdweb?did=124414531&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD Anonymous (1994). Cost of Health Care in the United States Is Continuing to Grow. New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Nov 27, 1994. pg. A.35. Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://proquest(dot)umi(dot)com/pqdweb?did=968529731&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD   source..
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STANDARDS OF EVALUATION-MOD 2 SLP
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INTRODUCTION
The health care delivery in the United States is the point of discussion in this essay which is being examined from my own personal perspective. I will assess my health plan which is Medicare health plan in terms of quality, cost, access and continuity of health care in the United States. There are some aspects of my health plan which need major or minor adjustments while some aspects are quite efficient. For example my health plan in terms of cost is overwhelming as the monthly deductions that are made from my salary are more than what I can afford given our economy. Health plans are easier ways of paying for one’s own medical care and there are a variety of health plans to choose from provided that one is insured. These health plans may include: Medicare Advantaged plans, Medi-Cal Managed Care plans and among others (California Department of Managed Health Care, 2008).
Without doubt health care plans are of great importance to me and my family since medical care is generally so expensive in most parts of the world and especially in the United States. Without these medical plans some medical services would be impossible for me and my family to get, the major medical service being surgery. There is no way one can have a surgery in the United States without having a health insurance cover unless one pays for it in terms of cash directly. This has led to many people in the United States dying or being disabled because they could not get surgery at the right time. Had the right health systems been in place, less of these deaths or disabilities would have occurred. In order to examine the health care delivery in The United States, some aspects of health plan are going to be assessed.
Health plan in terms of quality
In terms of quality my health care plan is relatively poor. When I go for a medication in any hospital in the United States I find that the nurses who serve me are not efficient in terms of giving care to me as a patient. Sometimes I am given the wrong medication or just given pain killers for the pain. At the reception one has to queue for quite a long time before getting treatment from a doctor. In addition the nurses or sometime the doctor are rude to us patients when we ask particular questions. These nurses only give medical attention to other patients while leaving some who do not seem like they need immediate attention.
In other cases race has been a key player in the providence of health care where the minority groups are denied health care although they are insured. This fact is evidenced by a report by Davis et al (2006) where it reported that the United States was ranked the last in other aspects of quality in the health care system. It performed poorly in terms of giving care equitably, safely and efficiently. Compared t...
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