Applying the Results and Conclusion of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care
April 22, 2013
In the world of healthcare, there are many advantages to improving the quality of healthcare while keeping the costs of healthcare down. One system is known as the “Pay for performance” system. This system is aimed at improving healthcare by offering a financial reward. This type of program usually pays a bonus if the providers or hospital meet on an agreed upon performance measure, for example, reducing the hemoglobin A1c in diabetic patients. Hemoglobin A1c is a test that shows the average ...view middle of the document...
For example, the percentage of improved outcomes, the outcomes that you begin with before your company started doing a pay for performance program, and the how many you have all the percentage rate from then to now within the whole program. This can be used in different types of presentations and papers to reveal if the program is actually a successful program. This example can also be used if the program doesn’t work. It can show what was not improved and can also make an analysis of what procedures were used and why, so that the next time a different approach can be used. Some of the types of data analysis procedures are appropriate because also with qualitative data, you can survey your results to prove your hypothesis, such as reported behavior and ratings of satisfaction. There can be a direct result in how many liked their type of care or if they did not. This can prove if you thought that the program the company is using is effective. With qualitative data, it can tell you things that quantitative data cannot. Qualitative can show you patterns in behavior, social environments, and other factors. It can also show you what methods are working and what methods aren’t working.
The findings of the study are that finding out whether choosing certain financial incentitive programs can be a good or bad thing for a hospital or clinic. If the program can hurt or help the clinic and the patients without having to raise the cost for...