Week 4 Assignment: Strategic Hot Spot Analysis

PLEASE USE THE GRADING CRITERIA (RUBRUC) to answer the paper. Instructions

In the New Yorker medical report, The Hot Spotters: Can We Lower Medical Costs by Giving the Neediest Patients Better Care? Links to an external site., Dr. Jeffrey Brenner reports that nearly half the population in the city of Camden is seen in the emergency department of local hospitals. High crime, low-income families, lack of integration with local policing activities, poor city leadership, and problematic access to good healthcare are among the problems noted here. Imagine that you are a senior strategic advisor to the CEO of one of the city hospitals in Camden. Would you recommend using a hot spot strategy for your CEO? Why or why not? Be sure to include scholarly references and answers to all of the following questions in your summary and analysis:

·         Discuss the idea of isolating hot spots as a strategy for improving costs, quality, and access to care.

·         Why do patients seek treatment through the emergency department?

·         What did Dr. Brenner learn from the community policing approach that helped inform his strategy for better serving the community?

·         Why would a city hospital in Camden be interested in Dr. Brenner’s idea? Be sure to consider the data and information needed to fully adopt a hot spot approach and the community’s role.

·         Suppose Dr. Brenner’s model could improve access and quality, but wound up costing more than expected to administer. Would you still recommend a hot spot approach? Why or why not? Be sure to discuss the concept of Loss Leader in your analysis.

Requirements

·         Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

·         APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to the current APA edition style and formatting. You may find the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX]Links to an external site. helpful in writing your papers for this course.

·         Length of paper: 7–10 typed double-spaced pages fully referenced.

·         Cite your sources using the current APA edition format. See Academic WriterLinks to an external site. for assistance with APA.

·         Submit the paper at the end of Week 4.

Portfolio Prompt: You are required to save this assignment to your ePortfolio.

Grading Criteria (The Rubrics) Please use these Rubrics to guide your response to the assignment.

1.       Discuss the idea of isolating hot spots as a strategy for improving costs, quality, and access to care.

1b. The paper must provide a comprehensive discussion of the idea of isolating hot spots as a strategy for improving costs, quality, and access to care.

2.       Explain why patients seek treatment through the emergency department.

2b. The paper must provide an in-depth and well-supported explanation of why patients seek treatment through the emergency department.

3.       Discuss lessons learned from a community policing approach.

3b. The paper must provide a comprehensive, well-supported discussion of lessons learned from a community policing approach.

4.       Describe data and information needed to fully adopt a hot spot approach

4b. The paper must describe and analyze the data and information needed to fully adopt a hot spot approach.

5.       Provide a recommendation regarding implementing a hot spot approach.

5b. The paper must provide detailed recommendations regarding implementing a hot spot approach.

6,   Discuss the concept of Loss Leader.

6b. The paper must present a scholarly, comprehensive, and logical discussion of the concept of Loss Leader.

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