Start by reading Chapter 14. Focus on the Problem Statement and Background sections.
This week you need to decide as a group on the problem or issue to which you will conduct policy analysis. There are many health-related issues that can be assessed, analyzed, and for which a policy can be recommended. Options will be limited to the three following subjects:
1. COVID-19 – Do we need to have a policy related to this? If so, think about it from a health policy perspective (Testing, Contact Tracing, Billing, etc.,)
2. Reimbursement models for Telehealth. What policies can be put in place to facilitate expected and appropriate reimbursements?
3. Patient Experience- with all of the pandemic incidences, what policies can we put in place to ensure the patients continue to receive good quality healthcare and health care experience?
Keep in mind, the best problem statements are those that reflect personal experiences. As you reflect this week on your health system encounter, you may identify a problem you would like to address based on that.
Once you determine your focus area, you will draft a problem statement to which you will eventually in later weeks come up with a policy recommendation. You will support your Problem Statement with Background information about the issue. The background section will introduce your problem, present its history as well as its current status and why it’s important, and, if relevant, discuss some of the previous attempts to address the problem. You will support this section with research, data, etc. from credible resources.
Suggestion: In the Introductions, students have mentioned Google Docs as a good resource for working together on an assignment where everyone can contribute to and edit a shared document.
Example: We all know and have observed that drugs are expensive but safety is one of the concerns that we may need to consider when discussing various options. So there will be different options on how you want to approach this issue as a group. Below are two examples of problem statements with completely different policy implications.
Both of these statements will then need be supported by the Background section:
Example Sources (attached under optional resources):
Ashley D. The Price of Crossing the Border for Medications. N Engl J Med. 2017 Oct 26;377(17):1699.
Fralick MD, Avorn J, Kesselheim A.mThe Price of Crossing the Border for Medications. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:311-313.
Espinoza J. Introduction to Health Policy Analysis. Milken Institute School of Public Health. The George Washington University. Winter/Spring 2016.
The instructions below are common to all group assignment submissions.
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