In a paper of 500-1,000 words, describe the relationship between health care cost and quality. Address the following:
- Select one public agency and one private agency and differentiate their roles and major activities in addressing cost and quality in health care. See Topic 4 readings for sources regarding health care agencies.
- Analyze current and projected initiatives to improve quality while simultaneously controlling costs. Describe any unintended consequences.
- Synthesize implications for staff nurses and advanced practice nurses, including evidence-based practice, relative to cost and quality.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style. An abstract is not required.
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Fully describes the relationship between health care cost and quality with no inconsistencies. Clear examples given.
Clearly and systematically differentiates the roles and major activities between one public and one private agency in addressing cost and quality in health care utilizing references, examples, and supporting details.
Comprehensively analyzes current and projected initiatives to improve quality while simultaneously controlling costs. Fully describes unintended consequences. Clear examples given.
Comprehensively synthesizes implications for staff nurses and advanced practice nurses, including evidence-based practice, relative to cost and quality. Clear examples given with no inconsistencies.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The writer has been careful to use paragraph and transition construction to guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless. Individually and collectively, paragraphs are coherent and cohesive, they sparkle.
Writer is clearly in control of standard, written American English.
The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in unique and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
There are virtually no errors in documentation format or citation; all sources are authoritative. Reference section is correctly cited and at least 3 creditable references are used