Question Description

Instructions

For this assessment, you will write a 3–5 page paper in which you:

  • Explain the evolution of medical malpractice.
  • Analyze why regulatory agencies began monitoring quality in health care.
  • Explain how organizations like the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Joint Commission, and other regulatory agencies have impacted quality of care.
  • Explain what is meant by “deemed status.”
  • Describe how current attempts at quality compare to efforts on quality in the 1800s.
  • Evaluate ways in which quality has improved or not improved since the 1800s.

Organize your paper using the following headings (you are required to use these headings):

  • Title Page.
  • Introduction.
    • Preview the main themes of your paper.
  • Historical Review of Quality of Care.
    • Describe how current attempts at quality compare to efforts on quality in the 1800s.
    • Analyze why regulatory agencies began monitoring quality in health care.
    • Describe the history of medical malpractice, when it peaked, why it peaked, and what has been done to address medical malpractice.
      • The practice of defensive medicine
      • Discuss initiatives taken by health care organizations to reduce and/or mitigate risks
  • Regulatory Agencies.
    • Explain what is meant by “deemed status.”
    • Briefly describe the purpose and goals of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
    • Briefly describe the purpose and goals of The Joint Commission.
    • Explain how organizations like the AHRQ, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory agencies have impacted quality of care.
  • Improving Quality of Care by Understanding History.
  • Conclusion.
    • Summarize the main themes of your paper.
  • References.

Paper Requirements

  • Your paper will be a minimum of 3–5 double-spaced pages in length, not including title and reference pages.
  • Font: Times New Roman 12-point.
  • Cite at least four references.
  • Format your paper according to current APA style guidelines.