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Week 1: Week 1 – W1 Assignment 2 Discussion

Discussion Assignment on Quality Performance & Management.
Assignment 2: Discussion Assignment

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week on the basis of the course competencies covered.

For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, April 2, 2016.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by April 4th, 2016.

S-P-O Model of Healthcare Quality

“You have studied Donabedian’s structure-process-outcome (S-P-O) model (Kelly, 2011) of healthcare quality in your textbook readings. Based on your reading, respond to the following:”

· Analyze and evaluate how quality is defined, measured, and reported with regards to S-P-O model.
What structural characteristics of the S-P-O model do you think are necessary in creating an effective and efficient process Why
· Does evidence-based medicine play a role in the S-P-O model and quality outcomes of care Justify using examples.
· Comment on the analyses of at least two of your classmates, particularly the S-P-O relationships and the evaluation of definition, measurement, and reporting of quality.


Kelly, D. L. (2011). Applying quality management in healthcare: A system
approach (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press

Presents the grading criteria and rubric for this assignment.
Quality of initial posting 40
Participation in discussion 25
Writing mechanics (spelling, grammar, APA) and information
Literacy 25
Total 100


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