This portfolio assignment focuses on a specific sector of healthcare and its relation to the current U.S. healthcare system. Please use the LONG TERM CARE sector for this assignment. Write a 10 page paper not including the title or reference page and address the following:
- Describe the sector’s historical development and current role in healthcare delivery.
- Explain how the political influence in the U.S. healthcare system impacts how this sector provides healthcare to specific communities.
- Evaluate how quality, safety, and competition within this healthcare sector impact patient care.
- Examine what major challenges exist for this sector over the next decade from healthcare reform and other factors. Discuss a minimum of three challenges and offer your recommendations on how healthcare leaders and administrators can manage them.
- Provide a conclusion summary of your findings and of the project experience
Please comply with the template that I have uploaded: APA style format. Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of EIGHT scholarly references; Utilize the following headings to organize the content in your work:
- Historical Development and Current Role in Healthcare Delivery
- Political Influence
- Quality, Safety, and Competition
- Future Challenges and Issues