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.
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Submission incorporates all seven required elements comprehensively. The submission further incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.
An explanation of the health policy`s intended use and an evaluation of the effect the policy may have on direct patient care in the U.S. is present and comprehensive. The submission further incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.
Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
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Health Policy Formulation and Analysis Name Grand Canyon University: HLT-314V November 20, 2016 Health Policy Formulation and Analysis According to WHO (2016), a health policy refers to resolutions, strategies, and activities that are carried out to accomplish specified health care goals in a society. A well-developed heath policy clearly states a vision, which is a point of reference and acts as a guide for the goals to be achieved. It also indicates the roles that different teams are expected to play in addition to informing people. This paper uses seven steps in developing a health policy that shows the need to change techniques used in diagnosing the probability of aspiration pneumonia in ischemic stroke patients. Problem Definition Many ischemic stroke patients have difficulty in swallowing because they suffer a neurological injury (Armstrong & Mosher, 2011). Swallowing difficulty results to blocked wind pipe, malnourishment and aspiration pneumonia which are life threating to patients. It is, therefore, important to diagnose this problem as early as possible so that the necessary treatment can be administered to save lives. Caregivers perform simple screening techniques like assessing chest vibrations, observing coughing after wat