Choose a topic on which to develop a health policy. This topic may address a needed change in technology, health care literacy, staffing, billing, diagnosis, etc. In a 1,000-1,250-word composition, construct a health policy and analysis according to the following:
- Use the seven steps of policy formation to construct your health policy framework: (a) define the problem; (b) assemble the evidence of the problem or need for a policy; (c) construct alternative solutions to the problem; (d) select the criteria for choosing the correct solution from the alternatives; (e) predict the outcomes of the policy changes; (f) confront the trade-offs of not having a policy or addressing the problem; and (g) decide on a recommendation.
- Using the resources found in your textbook, topic readings, and other appropriate resources, explain your health policy’s intended use and evaluate the effect that your policy may have on direct patient care in the United States.