Prepare for this assessment activity by completing the Required Research identified in the Resources section
of this assessment.
For this assessment, write a 3–4-page paper addressing the following:
Compare the current U.S. health care system with a different health care system used in an OECD country.
Describe similarities and differences in structures, approaches, and concepts of the systems, taking into
account political, economic, and consumer-driven forces.
Based on your research of the system in another (OECD) country, recommend and provide justification for
changes you personally and professionally feel should be implemented in the current reform efforts for the U.S.
health care system.
Describe how the changes you propose might impact a manager in your sector of the health care system and
the change management skills that would be required to manage these changes.
Include APA-formatted citations and reference for all your sources.
Refer to the scoring guide to ensure that your work meets the grading criteria for this assessment.
Communication: Writing should be clear and well organized, with no technical writing errors, as expected of a
Length of paper: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding the title page and references page.
APA Style: Citations and references must be formatted using current APA style.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Use the Internet to conduct research to find current analyses of the U.S. health care system and health care
systems in other countries, as well as information on global health. Use the following resources, as well as
others, to conduct your research:
The Wall Street Journal.
The Commonwealth Fund. (2017). Washington health policy week in review. Retrieved from
Health Affairs.org. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthaffairs.org/
American Hospital Association. (n.d.). Health Facilities Management magazine. Retrieved from
Use your Health Facilities Management magazine subscription.
Conduct research on a health care system in an OECD country that differs from the United States. As you
conduct your research:
Look for similarities and differences between the structures, approaches, or concepts used in the other system,
and the structures, approaches, or concepts used in our own.
Pay attention to the political, economic, and consumer forces driving and impacting both systems.
Consider whether any of the structures, approaches, or concepts used in the other system might improve the
Explore the following U.S. Government resources related to global health as part of your research:
World Health Organization. (n.d.). Global Health Observatory (GHO) data. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/gho/en/
USAID. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.usaid.gov/
Central for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Jobs and opportunities around the world. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/employment/default.htm
Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Medical tourism. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/features/medicaltourism/index.html
U.S. National Library of Medicine. (n.d.). Against the odds – Making a difference in global health. Retrieved