Topic: Outpatient Treatment vs. Inpatient Treatment
Prepare a paper responding to the following items:
Use the Internet, required reading, and other resources to research and develop a more complete appreciation of the inpatient setting. References should be no more than 5 years old. Web sites are only acceptable when accessing a government site.
Based on your findings, write a paper that clearly addresses the following:
1. Identify and describe an inpatient setting (e.g., acute inpatient units, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, etc.) or an outpatient setting to include the services provided, key personnel within the department, and how this department supports or is supported by other departments.
2. Identify and describe at least one trend that will have an impact on the setting you selected. These can be trends related to supply and demand, political climate, regulatory, demographic changes, or patient care.
3. Evaluate the impact of these trends on the inpatient and outpatient settings. Regarding the inpatient and outpatient setting you have chosen, be factual and current. Comment also how this trend can be evaluated for success.
4. Analyze the trends, and thinking as a healthcare administrator, how do you capitalize on these trends to improve operation and bottom line performance? How can you mitigate the negative impact of the trends?
Write a 4 page double-spaced paper (this does not include title and reference pages). It needs to be well written, based on information from scholarly research, and should demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
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Kutscher, B., & Evans, M. (2013). The new normal? Shift to outpatient care, payer pressure hit hospitals. Modern Healthcare. Retrieved from https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20130810/MAGAZINE/308109974
McWilliams, J. M., Chernew, M. E., Dalton, J. B., & Landon, B. E. (2014). Outpatient care patterns and organizational accountability in Medicare. JAMA Intern Med. 174(6), 938–945. Retrieved from https://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1861039
MacLeod, L. (2014). Addressing the problems of outpatient observations vs. short-stay inpatient admissions. Physician Leadership Journal, 1(1), 32–37 (Attached)