Topic: Regulatory Agencies and Quality

Instructions

For this assessment, you will write a 3–5 page paper in which you:

  • Explain the evolution of medical malpractice.
  • Analyze why regulatory agencies began monitoring quality in health care.
  • Explain how organizations like the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Joint Commission, and other regulatory agencies have impacted quality of care.
  • Explain what is meant by “deemed status.”
  • Describe how current attempts at quality compare to efforts on quality in the 1800s.
  • Evaluate ways in which quality has improved or not improved since the 1800s.

Organize your paper using the following headings (you are required to use these headings):

  • Title Page.
  • Introduction.
    • Preview the main themes of your paper.
  • Historical Review of Quality of Care.
    • Describe how current attempts at quality compare to efforts on quality in the 1800s.
    • Analyze why regulatory agencies began monitoring quality in health care.
    • Describe the history of medical malpractice, when it peaked, why it peaked, and what has been done to address medical malpractice.
      • The practice of defensive medicine
      • Discuss initiatives taken by health care organizations to reduce and/or mitigate risks
  • Regulatory Agencies.
    • Explain what is meant by “deemed status.”
    • Briefly describe the purpose and goals of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
    • Briefly describe the purpose and goals of The Joint Commission.
    • Explain how organizations like the AHRQ, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory agencies have impacted quality of care.
  • Improving Quality of Care by Understanding History.
  • Conclusion.
    • Summarize the main themes of your paper.
  • References.

Paper Requirements

  • Your paper will be a minimum of 3–5 double-spaced pages in length, not including title and reference pages.
  • Font: Times New Roman 12-point.
  • Cite at least four references.
  • Format your paper according to current APA style guidelines.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 2: Explain the development of health regulation and the evolution of medical malpractice.
    • Explain the evolution of medical malpractice.
    • Analyze the development of health regulation and regulatory agencies.
    • Analyze how regulatory agencies have impacted the quality of care.
    • Evaluate ways in which quality has improved or not improved since the 1800s.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.
    • Produce writing that conveys understanding of the topic, its context, and its relevance.
    • Use academic writing conventions such as APA formatting and citation style, or others as required.
    • Produce writing that includes minimal grammar, usage, and mechanical errors, including spelling.

Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Subject-Healthcare&Medicine
Pages / words-3 / 825
Number of sources-4
Academic level-Sophomore (College 2nd year)
Paper format-APA
Line spacing-Double
Language style-US English

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