Evaluate how quality, safety, and competition within this healthcare sector impact patient care.

The U.S. Healthcare System: Analysis of a Healthcare Sector

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 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.
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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