NRS 433V Introduction To Nursing Research


1. What is health economics and how does it impact your practice? Identify issues you think are important related to health economics and/or financing in health care.

2. The readings for this week suggests our health care system is a failure or at least is in need of major overhaul. Do you agree or disagree? Develop an argument supporting your stance. Use several economic concepts introduced in the readings to explain/support your argument.

3. Address how the current state of economic affairs affects the role of the APN. Why is it important for APNs to have knowledge of health economics and finance?

4. How does economic and finance affect this discipline?
5. What is important to economics and financing in healthcare?

6. Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate by 2020 the gross domestic product for the medical expenses in the United States will be almost 20%. The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world (Penner, 2013). Is our healthcare system a failure?