With your sector (hospital) chosen, use articles and other resources that are judiciously selected, and other credible sources to conduct research on your chosen sector. Cite and discuss at least seven outside sources.
Present the results of your research and analysis of the sector in a APA style research paper that includes the following elements:
Write an introduction that summarizes your research question(s) and the point of your essay.
Describe of the sector’s (hospitals) historical development and current role in health care delivery
Identify and analyze major challenges that the sector (hospitals) faced prior to passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Identify and analyze challenges the sector (hospitals) is likely to face in the future, given passage of the health care reform law and associated regulations (which, in some cases, are still being written).
Analyze the possible benefits and risks for your selected sector (hospitals) that are associated with health care reform.
With respect to the sector that is the focus of your research, include discussion of the implications of your findings for the three overriding issues in health care today—cost, quality, and access.
Your paper should be 10-12 pages in length and formatted according to APA Requirements
In addition to a Title Page and a References Page, the research paper should include the following sections (Please see attached outline):
Historical Development and Current State of Health Care Delivery
Challenges and Issues Prior to Health Care Reform
Sector Specific Challenges
Potential Risks and Benefits