Healthcare System – Due Wednesday 7/31/13 by noon

Assignment 3: Healthcare System


Choose a type of healthcare delivery system to study from the list below. Prepare a 2-3 page paper which includes information about a specific hospital organization within your chosen delivery system.  Explain why you chose the organization as the basis of your paper. In your paper, include the types of consumers (patients) that would use the services of the chosen facility, how those individuals would access the healthcare system and the effect and needs of insurance. Compare and contrast your chosen healthcare delivery system to one other type of delivery system from the list with regards to the populace that would use it, how it is paid for, and your current thoughts on its effectiveness. Include your definition of “health” and how your definition would be met with your chosen healthcare system. Include a minimum of two (2) authoritative references using in-text citations and a reference list.

  1. For-profit hospital
  2. Not-for-profit hospital
  3. Health maintenance organization
  4. For-profit ambulatory surgical center

Submit the 2-3 page paper to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Wednesday, July 31, 2013.


Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified and explained a specific healthcare system and why it was chosen.
Described the consumers who would use the service, how those individuals would access the healthcare system and the effect and needs of insurance.
Compared and contrasted chosen healthcare system to a different healthcare system and identified the populace at the selected healthcare system and how they would use it and pay for it and your thoughts on its effectiveness.
Provided personal definition of “health” and how that definition would be met with the chosen healthcare system.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of at least two authoritative sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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