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Type: Individual Project

Unit:  Industries Within Health Care

Due Date:  Wed, 3/22/17

Grading Type: Numeric

Points Possible:  250

Points Earned:  0

Deliverable Length:  6-7 pages

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Consider the following major sectors within health care:

  • Health care equipment
  • Health care services
  • Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and related life sciences

Based on insights that you have gained throughout the course and this week’s lesson, write a paper of 6–7 pages that discusses the following:

  • Summary: Discuss the role of each sector in the health care industry and the economy.
  • Analysis: Discuss the impact of each sector on the health care industry and the economy.
  • Evaluation: Discuss the impact of the economic practices of these sectors on the industry globally.

Ensure that you integrate economic terms, frameworks, and models throughout the review.

Finally, recommend policy updates, changes, and revisions to each sector that will address the opportunities and challenges within the industry.

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PR Newswire. (2015, January 22). Global long-term care software (nursing homes, home health agencies, assisted living facilities) market – forecast to 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from the Biography in Context database in the CEC Library.

PR Newswire. (2014, March 23). Profiles of 11 top-tier home health care companies in new in-depth market research report. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from the Biography in Context database in the CEC Library.Reference

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MarketLine. (2014). Global health care equipment & supplies, 1–30. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from the Business Source Complete database in the CEC Library.

MarketLine. (2014). Health care equipment & supplies in the United States, 1–34. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from the Business Source Complete database in the CEC Library.References

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