Final Paper Preparation – Step 1 (ONLY)

Topic 8 Assignment: Final Paper Preparation Steps

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.


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.

Several thought of topics (Open to topic suggestions):

  1. Controlling Healthcare Costs While Promoting the Best Possible Care
  2. Is Better Care at a lower cost possible
  3. Cost Savings and Cost-Effectiveness


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.

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