The one thing you can count on in the U.S. healthcare delivery model is change. Understanding the forces of change in care delivery will be important for healthcare managers. In this assignment, you will give a historical perspective of U.S. healthcare delivery for the past 100 years. You will also compare and contrast past delivery methods with current delivery models.

Action Items

  1. Complete the assigned readings for this week.
  2. Write a 3 page research paper that includes the following elements:
    • Introduction paragraph that outlines the historical aspect of care delivery in the U.S. for the past 100 years.
    • 1 or 2 paragraphs that identify the driving forces of change over the past century.
    • Identify the changes in healthcare delivery that have resulted from the industry forces.
    • Compare and contrast past delivery methods with current delivery models and assess the effectiveness of the current methods in light of expected future changes.
  3. Your paper must followAPA guidelines, and include:
    • Cover page (with your name, course, section, date submitted, and your professor’s name)
    • Reference page

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