Describe of the sector’s historical development and current role in healthcare delivery.

Your portfolio assignment focuses on a specific sector of healthcare and its relation to the current U.S. healthcare system. Choose one of the healthcare sectors listed below for your portfolio assignment:


•    Hospitals

•    Long-term Care

•    Mental and Behavioral Health

•    Ambulatory Care

•    For-Profit/Public Health Care.


Write a ten to twelve page paper where you address the following:


·       Describe of 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 for the system 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.


Your paper should meet the following requirements:



·       Be ten to twelve pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages


·       Be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements



·       Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of eight scholarly references – four of these references must be from outside sources and four may be from course readings, lectures, and textbooks. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.


Utilize the following headings to organize the content in your work.


•    Introduction

•    Historical Development and Current Role in Healthcare Delivery

•    Political Influence

•    Quality, Safety, and Competition

•    Future Challenges and Issues

•    Recommendations

•    Conclusion

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