Evidence-Based Medicine Policy Analysis

Evidence-Based Medicine Policy Analysis

Evidence-based medicine (EBM), previously translational medicine, can be defined as improving care based on empirical research and/or hands-on practice. The EBM’s approach is based on either direct patient care (bottom-up) or an experiment translated into guidelines (top-down).  EBM is used in either in conjunction or as quality assessment tool(s) for continuous quality improvement (CQI). The healthcare leader must utilize the evidence to promote healthcare quality.

  • Explain the process of evidence-based analysis.
  • Highlight the major players and their roles in EBM policy (i.e., government, providers, patients, etc.).
  • Explain the EBM “Levels of Evidence” as defined in your course text.
  • Review the case “Constraints of the ACA on Evidence-Based Medicine.”
  • Provide a written analysis of the case “Constraints of the ACA on Evidence-Based Medicine” in Chapter 9 of your textbook. (Utilize the  “Levels of  Evidence and Grades of  Recommendations” as defined by the University of Minnesota) Clearinghouse.
  • Summarize the policy of EBM in your conclusion.

Your paper

  • Must be 4 to 6 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name (Vladimir Fernandez)
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least four scholarly sources (within 5 recent years) in addition to the course text.
  • (McLaughlin, C. P., & McLaughlin, C. D. (2014). Health Policy Analysis: An interdisciplinary approach(2nd ed.). course text
  • Must document all sources in APA style as
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style
  • Carefully review the Grading Rubric(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

Total Possible Score: 8.00

Explains the Process of Evidence Based Analysis

Total: 1.20

Distinguished – Comprehensively explains the process of evidence based analysis.

Proficient – Explains the process of evidence based analysis. Minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic – Partially  explains the process of evidence based analysis. Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain the process of evidence based analysis;however, the process of evidence based analysis.significant details are missing and unclear

Non-Performance – The description of the Process of Evidence Based Analysis either are nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Describes the Major Players and Their Roles in EBM Policy

Total: 1.20

Distinguished – Comprehensively describes the major players and their roles in EBM policy.

Proficient – Describes the major players and their roles in EBM policy. Minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic – Partially  describes the major players and their roles in EBM policy.Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations – Attempts to describe the major players and their roles in EBM policy; however, significant details are missing and unclear

Non-Performance – The description of the Major Players and Their Roles in EBM Policy either are nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Explains EBM “Levels of Evidence” as Defined in the Text

Total: 1.20

Distinguished – Comprehensively explains EBM “levels of evidence” as defined in the text.

Proficient – Explains EBM “levels of evidence” as defined in the text.  Minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic – Partially  explains EBM “levels of evidence” as defined in the text.Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain EBM “levels of evidence” as defined in the text; however, significant details are missing and unclear.

Non-Performance – The description Explains EBM “Levels of Evidence” as Defined in the Text either are nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Analyzes the Constraints of the ACA on Evidence-Based Medicine Case

Total: 1.20

Distinguished – Comprehensively analyzes the constraints of the ACA on evidence-based medicine case.

Proficient – Analyzes the constraints of the ACA on evidence-based medicine case. Minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic – Partially  analyzes the constraints of the ACA on evidence-based medicine case Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze the constraints of the ACA on evidence-based medicine case; however, significant details are missing and unclear.

Non-Performance – The description of the Constraints of the ACA on Evidence-Based Medicine Case either are nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Summarizes the Policy of EBM in the Conclusion

Total: 1.20

Distinguished – Comprehensively summarizes the policy of EBM in the conclusion.

Proficient – Summarizes the policy of EBM in the conclusion. Minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic – Partially  Summarizes the policy of EBM in the conclusion. Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations – Attempts to summarize the policy of EBM in the conclusion; however, significant details are missing and unclear.

Non-Performance – The description of the Policy of EBM in the Conclusion either are nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: Resource Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Critical Thinking: Evidence

Total: 0.60

Distinguished – Employs persuasive and applicable information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.

Proficient – Employs applicable information from credible sources to develop an analysis of the topic.

Basic – Identifies applicable information from credible sources, but may neglect the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Below Expectations – Presents information from external sources, but such information may lack credibility and/or relevance. Neglects to apply such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 0.60

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly explains the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly explains the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.