Ch 10: Understanding Health Policy Analysis

About This Chapter

In this chapter, our expert instructors help you better understand the basics of health policy analysis. Students, professionals and independent learners can use these engaging lessons to learn new concepts, improve their existing health policy knowledge and prepare for upcoming exams.

Understanding Health Policy Analysis - Chapter Summary

This mobile-friendly chapter offers short and informative lessons on health policy analysis. Each lesson is taught by an expert instructor who explains health policy analysis topics in an easy-to-understand manner. You can expect to learn about defining problems, information processing, effectiveness, feasibility and research in health policy analysis. To help you retain important concepts, we've included lesson-specific quizzes and a chapter exam. When you're finished with the lessons and quizzes, you should be able to:

  • Define health policy analysis
  • Recognize problems and create relevant questions in health policy analysis
  • Frame and process information in health policy analysis
  • Describe the importance of effectiveness, efficiency and feasibility in health policy analysis
  • Evaluate health policy analysis in terms of ethics, public opinion and politics
  • Identify the political effects of health care policy implementation
  • Write about health policy research

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Understanding Health Policy Analysis
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Health Policy Analysis: Definition & Approach

1. Health Policy Analysis: Definition & Approach

Health policy analysis is the subject of this lesson and the discussion is around the elements of the analysis. Doing a thorough investigation of the data before planning can help streamline policy development.

Defining a Problem in Health Policy Analysis

2. Defining a Problem in Health Policy Analysis

An important first step in any policy analysis is defining the problem that needs to be addressed. Let's examine the steps that are involved in the problem definition stage of health policy analysis.

Creating Relevant Questions In Health Policy Analysis

3. Creating Relevant Questions In Health Policy Analysis

Do you know what's involved in a health policy analysis? In this lesson, a hypothetical Ebola outbreak is our health problem. We'll examine the process and the formation of questions that will assist the policy team to create a healthy policy.

Framing & Information Processing in Health Policy Analysis

4. Framing & Information Processing in Health Policy Analysis

If you are interested in health care policy and policy analysis, you might be curious to learn about how people perceive and make sense of policies. This lesson discusses framing and information processing as they apply to health policy analysis.

Feasibility, Effectiveness & Efficiency in Health Policy Analysis

5. Feasibility, Effectiveness & Efficiency in Health Policy Analysis

In this lesson, we'll examine key criteria that are used in health policy analysis to compare different policy alternatives. We'll discuss issues of effectiveness, economic efficiency, equity, and political feasibility.

Ethics, Politics & Public Opinion in Health Policy Analysis

6. Ethics, Politics & Public Opinion in Health Policy Analysis

When we analyze different health policies for efficacy and relevance, we take many different factors into consideration. This lesson discusses the roles of ethics, politics and public opinion in health policy analysis.

Political Effects of Health Care Policy Implementation

7. Political Effects of Health Care Policy Implementation

Health care policy and politics don't seem like they are related, but they both have major influences on each other. This lesson will discuss the political effects of health care policy implementation.

Writing About Health Policy Research

8. Writing About Health Policy Research

This lesson will give you background on writing health policy research. It will include the definition of policy, the different components needed when writing health policy research, and the different templates used for health policy research.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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