Subject Code: MBA621
Subject Name: Healthcare Systems
Assessment Title: Assessment 2 – Case Study Analysis
Total Marks: 40
Due Date: Submission Monday Week 7 at 23.55 AEST
Length: 20 slides plus 100 words for every notes page
Description: Students are required to select for analysis any health service be it medical, allied health, community health or even a paramedical (ambulance) service. Students will analyse that service from a systems perspective of how well it is prepared to meet the needs of Australia’s ageing population. Students are then to make recommendations on possible ways for that service to be improved.
The information collected on the selected service will be presented in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. Each slide must include a Notes section that gives additional information to support the information visible in that slide. You must limit these notes to no more than 100 words per slide.
There will be no expectation that students will deliver the presentation.
In addition to a detailed introduction and description of the service and the general characteristics and impacts of Australia’s ageing population, the analysis should include consideration of these elements:
• Clinical effectiveness: Improving the health of individual patients through the delivery of healthcare services.
• Population effectiveness: Improving the health of populations through medical or non-medical services.
• Production efficiency (clinical perspective): combining inputs to produce services at the lowest cost.
• Production efficiency (population perspective): combining inputs to produce services at the lowest cost.
• Allocative efficiency (population perspective): combining health services and other health-related investments to produce maximum health given available resources.
• Procedural equity (clinical perspective): maximising the fairness in the distribution of services across individuals.
• Substantive equity (clinical perspective): minimising the disparities in the distribution of health across individuals.
• Procedural equity (population perspective): maximising the fairness in the distribution of services across groups.
• Substantive equity (population perspective): minimising the disparities in the distribution of health across groups.
The recommendations for improvement may include changes to service delivery models, redistribution or reallocation of resources, changes to eligibility and payment for services or any other recommendation that your research and analysis identifies where improvements could be made.
Some important considerations for constructing a good slide presentation.
• Keep it simple - edit text on each slide to a minimum to achieve a balanced appearance and the highest level of readability. List concepts on the slide and provide the details in your notes.
• Limit transitions and builds (animation) – use no more than 2-3 transition effects.
• Have a visual theme, but avoid using PowerPoint templates – most would not suit this type of presentation.
• Use appropriate charts and tables but only if they clearly demonstrate information or issues. Be absolutely sure that the trend or relationship you are trying to show will be very obvious on the finished chart slide.
• Choose your fonts well - Use the same font set throughout your entire slide presentation, and use no more than two complementary fonts (e.g. Arial and Arial Bold) • Use audio and video very selectively or not at all.
• Ensure that all elements evident in the grading rubric are covered by the presentation.
Assessment Marking Rubric
Your slides and notes pages will be marked on the grounds of whether or not the following competencies are present. The sum of the evident competencies will then be divided by the total marks available in order to generate your grade for this assessment.
Slides (1 mark each) Present?
The flow of one slide to the next reflects a logical order
A majority of slides do not contain any spelling and grammatical errors
Illustrative methods have been adopted that more-clearly communicate complex information
Font size, slide layout, and text density are of a professionally acceptable quality
The number of slides is within 10% of the specified limit
Notes pages (1 mark each) Present?
Each notes page contains information relevant to the content of the associated slide
The notes pages do not leave questions unanswered in relation to the slide’s content
There are fewer than two spelling and grammatical errors per notes page
References, where necessary, are not only recorded but done so using the Harvard method
The word count on each notes page is within 10% of the specified limit
Description of the service and characteristics of Australia’s ageing population (2 marks each) Present?
The general description of the service
The scope of the service’s programs
The general characteristics of Australia’s population is presented
The different possible impacts of Australia’s ageing population on health service delivery are introduced
The risks to the service of not planning now to meet the future needs of that ageing population
Research and Analysis of the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity considerations (2 marks each) Present?
Effectiveness issues comprehensively explored
Efficiency issues comprehensively explored
Equity issues comprehensively explored
General resourcing issues
The possible influence of technology not yet currently available to the service
Comparison with how similar services in Australia and in other countries are facing the issue
Recommendations for service improvement (2 marks each) Present?
Suggestions on how the service could better prepare for meeting the challenges of Australia’s ageing
Measurement tools for assessing the impact for any suggested improvements
The type of research that might be useful to better help manage the challenges
A concise overarching summary on how well the service is working to be ready for the challenge