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Learning Goal: I’m working on a health & medical question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Write a 2-3 page paper about the similarities and differences in hospital care from the 1800s, 1960s, and today, plus your analysis conclusions. Include a research table in the appendix of your paper.
Izabella is a health care historian. She has been hired by the Philadelphia Medical Society to research and develop a storyboard of hospital care quality from the first hospital to today’s hospitals. The storyboard will cover the evolution of the hospital environment, staff education, level of care, and how hospital services were paid for.
Izabella’s storyboard begins with the fact that hospitals had humble beginnings in the United States. The first hospital in America was founded in Philadelphia in 1751! Its mission was “to care for the sick-poor and insane who were wandering the streets” of Philadelphia (Penn Medicine, n.d., para. 1). Having a historical perspective on health care changes and trends is critical to understanding how to improve health care today and in the future. What kind of medical care might a patient have received in the first 18th-century hospital?
As a health care administrator, you will often do research on a topic to provide background information for decision making, committee work, or creating policies. It is often best practice to use a comparison table to lay out and visualize your research notations.
ReferencePenn Medicine. (n.d.). History of Pennsylvania Hospital. http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc/features/creation…
ScenarioImagine you are a patient with a serious illness in a hospital in the 1800s, in the 1960s, and today. Think about the room configurations, the skills of the nurses and other staff, the level and type of care, and how you would pay for the care, both now and in the previous centuries.
InstructionsWrite a 2–3 page paper about the similarities and differences in hospital care from the different time periods (1800s, 1960s, and today), as well as the conclusions you drew from your analysis. Include a research table in the appendix of your paper.
Complete the following:
The textbook is suggested as the most efficient resource for this assessment, or use at least two other resources from those provided for this assessment. You may also use resources you find on your own from the History of Health Care Research tab in the Health Care Administration Undergraduate Library Research Guide to research how the hospital industry has evolved in terms of hospital environment, medical staff education, level of care in hospitals, and payment systems.You will need to reference a total of three scholarly sources in your paper.
Be sure to cite these references within the body of your paper correctly using APA-style citations.
Complete the Comparative Analysis Table: Hospital Care Evolution, located in the appendix of the Comparative Analysis Template [DOCX].Provide two descriptive changes for each time period under each of the headings.
Add bullet points to each cell in the table to document the descriptive changes that you have found for each topic.
Document the source where you found the information for each cell in the table, using APA-style citations.
Refer to the Comparative Analysis Assessment Exemplar [PDF] for an example of how to translate the information from the table into a written paper.Note that the assessment exemplar is written about the evolution of physicians’ practices and not hospital care, which is the topic for this assessment.
Do not copy the exemplar text into your paper. You should submit original written work about the evolution of hospitals in your paper.
Write an introduction to the paper using the Comparative Analysis Template [DOCX].Include a brief explanation of the purpose of the paper and main ideas.
Reference significant trends that you noticed as appropriate.
Refer to the Writing Support page on Campus for resources to help you as you write and revise your paper.
Write the body of the paper.Write the Hospital Care Evolution section in the assessment template, using the information from the Comparative Analysis Table you completed.Describe your findings about each topic in the different time periods under each subtopic heading.
Explain the trends in hospital environment, medical staff education, level of care in hospitals, and the payment systems in a short paragraph (3–4 sentences) for each topic, using the subheadings provided in the assessment template.
Cite all references used within the body of your paper using APA-style citations.
Write the Comparative Analysis section (1–2 paragraphs) in the assessment template.Write a brief summary of your comparisons and analysis about the significance of the key changes from the different time periods.
Draw conclusions about how the hospital industry has evolved from the 1800s to the 1960s to today and about the significance of the key milestones from the different time periods.
Give specific examples of the impact on the quality of patient care during these time frames.
Write a conclusion paragraph where you summarize the main ideas included in the paper.Explain why it is important to study the history of hospital care for your profession.
Additional RequirementsYour paper should be 2–3 pages, in addition to the title page, appendix, and reference page.
Double space your paper, and use Times New Roman, 12-point font, as indicated in the assessment template.
Use a minimum of three resources; you may include the textbook.
Complete all parts of the assessment template, using the headings provided in the template.
Support all points with credible evidence, in the form of APA citations. Refer to Evidence and APA in the Capella Writing Center for help with using APA style.
Include a references page in APA format with appropriate citations.
Complete the Comparative Analysis Table: Hospital Care Evolution table in the appendix of the assessment template.
Evolution
of the Hospital Industry: A Comparative Analysis
Your
Full Name (no credentials)
Capella
University
BHA-FPX4002:
History of the United States Health Care System
Instructor’s
Name
Date
Evolution
of the Hospital Industry: A Comparative Analysis
Write
your introduction here. Include a brief explanation of the purpose of the paper
and main ideas. Reference significant trends that you noticed as appropriate (1
paragraph).Hospital Care
Evolution
Provide a brief overview of the evolution of
hospital care from the 1800s to the 1960s to today (1 short paragraph).
Hospital
Environment
Describe your findings
about hospital environments from the 1800s, 1960s, and 2000s
(1 paragraph).
Staff
Education
Describe your findings about hospital
environments from the 1800s, 1960s, and 2000s
(1 paragraph).
Level
of Care
Describe
your findings about hospital environments from the 1800s, 1960s, and 2000s
(1 paragraph).
Paying
for Your Care
Describe your findings about hospital
environments from the 1800s, 1960s, and 2000s
(1 paragraph).
Comparative Analysis
Write a brief summary of your comparisons and
analysis about the significance of the key changes from the different time
periods. Draw conclusions about how the hospital industry has evolved from the
1800s, to the 1960s, to today, and about the significance of the key milestones
from the different time periods. Give specific
examples of the impact on the quality of patient care during these time frames
(1–2 paragraphs).
Conclusion
Summarize clear and
concise conclusions drawn from your comparisons and analysis about the
different time periods and the hospital environment, staff education, level of
care, and payment for care topics. Explain why it is important to study the
history of hospital care for your profession (1 paragraph).
References
(Include
a minimum of three resources, all of which must be cited in the body of your
paper.)
Young,
K. M., & Kroth, P. J. (2018). Health
care USA: Understanding its Organization and delivery (9th ed.). Jones
& Bartlett Learning.
Appendix
Comparative
Analysis Table: Hospital Care Evolution
Instructions: Fill in the chart with bullet points that describe the
key milestones (events, regulations, laws, etc.) and the supporting
details to explain the topics in each cell. Use your textbook and at
least two other resources from the course resources for this assessment or your
own research, and document where you found the information using accurate APA
citations.
Subject/Topic
1800s
1960s
2000s
Hospital
Environment
(Describe the overall
hospital environment.)
Medical
Staff Education Level
(Describe the care
providers and their education levels.)
Level
of Care
(Describe the quality of
care for each century and if it improved.)
Paying
for Care
(Describe how care was paid for.)