FOR PROF JAMES ONLY
The chose of disease is Diabetes
Select one of the two topics below for your project, and:
- Provide a short definition or description of the topic.
- Provide the rationale for choosing this topic.
- Conclude with a high-level description of how you plan to collect the data for this project.
Complete a 300- to 350-word essay in a Microsoft Word document with appropriate references noted.
Topic 1: Disease Process
Select a disease process from among the following:
- Coronary artery disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cancer (lung, colon, breast)
In the next week, you will trace the continuum of care for this disease process in your own geographic region. Select a specific payer type before beginning. Be sure to collect information on the following:
- Socioeconomic issues
- Primary care
- Specialist referrals
- Outpatient services
- Hospital care
- Tertiary care, if appropriate
- Rehabilitation care, if appropriate
- Managed care issues
- Quality-of-care issues
- Total cost of care