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Factors affecting profitability in healthcare

1. Healthcare is a business, and provider organizations must be profitable to stay in business. However, consumers/patients (the general public) believe otherwise. What is the role of case managers in ensuring the profitability of their organizations? 2. Physicians need some freedom from HMO control in delivering care to pati

Infections of the eye

Create a table comparing the etiology, symptoms, and treatments of the following infections of the eye: 1.) Stye 2.) Conjunctivitis 3.) Keratitis

Urinary Tract Infection Case Study

A young 21-year-old female has a burning sensation while voiding urine. She has mild fever. She went to the doctor. The doctors diagnosed UTI. -What would be the result of urine analysis? -What would be the complications of not treating the patient? -What would you find in her blood test? -What should be the treatmen

Pancreatitis and Peptic Ulcers

Differentiate between pancreatitis and peptic ulcer. Compare and contrast the pathophysiology, signs, and possible complications of pancreatitis and peptic ulcer. Discuss the treatments of pancreatitis and peptic ulcer.


Differentiate between the causal agents, modes of transmission, symptoms, and treatment options for the different types of Hepatitis.

Diabetes Case Study

Adam is 14 years old and plays basketball. Recently, he has been thirsty all the time, and he gets up to urinate several times during the night. Adam has lost 10 pounds and is so tired that he has missed basketball practices. What type of diabetes is likely affecting Adam? How does this condition need to be managed? Why is it im

Respiratory Illness Case study

A child is suffering from high fever of 104 degrees F, cough, and breathing difficulty. The doctor performed a streptococcus test of the throat that was negative. A blood test was done and a chest x-ray was taken. Auscultation revealed crepitations with minimal rhonchi. Is the child suffering from asthma, tuberculosis, or pne

Medical Case Study

Dr. Ally, a 49-year-old professor, has been diagnosed with essential hypertension 12 years ago and was on antihypertensive drugs. However, he did not take his medications last year because he was feeling just fine. In addition, he was very busy with work. Nevertheless, he felt tired after work and developed dyspnea while climbin

Case Study: Lymph and Leukemia Disorders

A 6-year-old boy has a recurrent cough and sore throat. The pediatrician notices some bruises on the arms and legs. The doctor orders blood tests, and gives the boy some antibiotics. The blood tests reveal an increased lymphocyte count. What is the possible diagnosis? What would be the next investigation? What would be

Cancer Diagnosis

A 40-year-old woman noticed a lump in her left breast during a self-exam. She had not noticed this before, and it remained for a few days. She went to her physician for an examination. The doctor prescribed several tests such as an ultrasound and needle biopsy. She is diagnosed with a malignant tumor (2 cm) of the left breast. H

Improper Trash Disposal

Discuss what may constitute improper trash disposal practices. Then, describe some human health problems that trash may lead to if improperly disposed of in the community of Hawaii, and in the event of a major disaster such as an earthquake or tornado.

Health Care Organizations and Financial Ratios

To analyze health care organizations, many authorities use financial ratios such as current ratio, quick ratio, days of cash on hand, accounts receivable days, debt service coverage, liabilities to net worth (or liabilities to equity), operating margin, and return on investment. What is the value of these eight ratios to health

Dealing with Grief in Healthcare

A) Where would you go for resources in helping a patient deal with his or her grief? Why would you choose that source and how much help do you think you would get? Would it be best to refer the patient to other sources/resources, and how would you help them to identify these possible resources? B) What is the best thing to do

Trend in American Medicine: Hospitalists

There is a major new trend in American medicine an entire new professional physician group known as "hospitalists." Currently the American public has a very poor understanding of what a hospitalist is and what role he or she performs in patient care. Describe the role of the hospitalist today, and discuss some trends in this

HIM Department: Quality Improvement

What quality improvement tool would you use to identify possible reasons for the increase in complaints about the HIM department? What quality improvement tool would you use to gather information to confirm the reasons for the complaints about the HIM department?

Spirituality in Health Care

Recognizing being a health care provider as a ministry of service, what are ways a health care provider can prepare to address spirituality in health situations for each of the following groups? a) Oneself b) One's patient c) The patient's family d) One's colleagues

Spirituality in Health Care

Topic: Foundations of Spirituality in Health Care Objectives: Define spirituality and explore its role in health care. Identify regulatory and professional standards of practice for meeting the spiritual needs of patients. Determine concepts common to all spirituality and ways in which holistic health care relates to spir

Sales Position Types

What type of sales position would you recommend for: (a) a four-person gastroenterology practice that wants to maintain strong ties to its primary care referral physicians, (b) an MCO trying to penetrate a new market and have its plan offered as an option to employees within any local company, and (c) a health care data manageme

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The director of a cardiac rehabilitation program was recently approached by a sales representative from the community newspaper selling advertising space. The sales rep underscored the fact that the paper had the largest circulation of any of the three papers services the area, and it had the lowest cost per-thousand. Before dec

Logic model

Overview : The use of the logic model for program evaluation. Proponents of this method favor this model because it encourages systematic thinking and planning. Because this approach requires input at the planning, implementation, and evaluation stages, it provides a focus and consistency throughout all phases of the public heal

Data collection

The results of program evaluation can often determine whether a program will continue to receive funding, attract new resources, or fail to be supported. For these evaluation results to be convincing, however, they must be based on data and collection methods that are valid and reliable. For this Discussion, I am required to fin


Maryland Tobacco prevention and cessation program QUESTIONS 1.) Describe, in general, when a sample would be needed as a part of an evaluation. When would you want to use a probability sample? When would a nonprobability sample be appropriate? 2.) Think specifically about the Maryland Tobacco prevention and cessation progra

Responsibilities and liabilities

Mr. Roland Jones, a patient of Dr. Reed Simon, has a history of mental illness. Mr. Jones is taking Depakote (medication for bipolar patients), but was hospitalized because he has been having increased symptoms of hallucinations and convulsions. Mr. Jones has no known family, at least in the area, and insists on going home becau

Aggregate Planning Assumptions

Could you please help me with an assignment by answering the following question. What are some assumptions made by planners when organizing a community or aggregate? Thank you.