Topic 8 Assignment: Final Paper Preparation
Over the next three weeks you will be writing a scholarly paper over the topic of your choice in the area of health care cost cutting and cost effectiveness of providing care. This broad “umbrella topic” will provide you with a plethora of topics such as diagnosis-related groups, HMOs, PPOs, movement to ambulatory care, managed care, generic drug use, etc.
The paper will be due the last day of class. This paper must:
- be at least 5 pages (double-spaced) not including cover page or references
- include at least 5 references from peer-reviewed journals or professional web sites that are no more than 5 years old
- be written in APA style with appropriate in-text citations, a reference list and a cover page (abstract not required). For information on APA style, view the NAU Online Library’s “APA Style” page.
Do not plagiarize; this error is best avoided by properly paraphrasing authors’ works and giving credit to the author through in-text citations.
For this assignment, submit your paper topic for instructor approval. In addition, provide to your instructor citations for at least 5 scholarly peer-reviewed articles you will use in your paper, accompanied by a brief summary of each article.