Overuse of Medical Services Discussion Paper

In this assignment you further define your project scope and identify data sources that help you determine how to address your selected problem. 

Determine the scope of your selected problem. Consider and Discuss both qualitative and quantitative data points from a sources within your paper.

Some examples of data points you can include are listed below:

  • Leader and peer interviews
  • Patient/customer surveys
  • Quality reports
  • Benchmarking studies/baseline data. (If baseline data is available) 
  • What are the goals?
  • Are current practices meeting the organizational goals?
  • Are the prescribed practices followed?

Review and aggregate the data.

Determine the level of risk (what is the impact of not addressing your problem?) and frequency of the problem to determine the importance of the project.

Looking at the information you have gathered so far, determine whether the project lends itself to an evidence-based practice approach or a quality improvement project.