HealthcareEconomics

  Unit:  Health Care Supply and Demand

Deliverable Length:  1,100–1,400 words

Increasing medical access does not always increase life expectancy or reduce mortality rates. Other factors include socioeconomic status and lifestyle choices. These relationships are important to Sunnydale Care, which desires to optimize health outcomes for residents of Sunnydale.

A key strategic consideration at Sunnydale Care focuses on the concept that the provision of health care, access, and quality will yield positive outcomes for residents of Sunnydale. However, discussion was also held regarding health care funding and the application of such funding to new programs that will alter consumer lifestyle choices, thereby improving health outcomes, which ultimately reduces medical utilization rates.

Sunnydale has commissioned you to help develop a strategic plan focusing on one of the following areas of Sunnydale Care’s field of expertise:

  1. Chronic pain
  2. Diabetes
  3. Smoking
  4. Obesity
  5. Dementia
  6. Lifestyle changes that improve health outcomes

From an economic perspective, focus on the area you have selected, and analyze the best way that Sunnydale Care can optimize health care outcomes for residents of Sunnydale. Present an analysis of 1,100–1,400 that addresses the following components:

  • Key inputs and outputs in the area
  • 3 reimbursement options
  • Economic considerations
  • Return on investment
  • Demand for the area
  • 2 recommendations for optimizing health care outcomes

Adherence to APA standards, including citations and references, is required.