POLICY ANALYSIS PAPER:Long healthcare waiting times


This is a policy analysis paper. The “problem” being addressed is long healthcare waiting times in Canada. You can choose specifically which long healthcare time to address as the problem. Example: you may choose the problem as long wait times for specific surgeries or long wait times to see a primary care doctor. But it has to be a specific long healthcare waiting time in Canada as the problem.
This paper then needs to analyze 2 different policies that have been proven to reduce the same type of healthcare waiting time problem in 2 other countries. Example: if you write about long waits to see a primary care doctor in Canada, then you must find 2 policies that have reduced waiting times to see a primary care doctor in 2 other locations in the world. You must find data and analyze those 2 policies by using all of the following criteria:
1. Actual Financial Cost (specify measures or indicators of implementation costs, how much did the policies cost to implement etc.)
2. Effectiveness (specify measures or indicators, EXAMPLE: reduced waiting times by ___minutes or hours or days)
3. Cost-Effectiveness (specify measures or indicators)
4. Side Effects
5. Equity
This paper must include the headings listed in the “SAMPLE PAPER OUTLINE”
There is also another attachment with additional paper instructions/outline.
The paper must include up to date information and sources with recent data and statistics on wait times since 2013.
1. Please read through the document to insert relevant details especially in preliminary pages such as name, month of graduation, professor … They are highlighted for easier tracking
2. Chapter 1 has elaborate plan for using inferential statistics e.g. t-test, chi, spearman rho… (Highlighted) but they were not used in chapter 4. Similarly, your study has no mean, mode… but you planned to use them. These need your correction.
3. Nature of study- did you analyze cost-effectiveness of a treatment program?
4. Literature review:
• See comment on references below for missing and/or forced citations
• You over-relied on websites, some of which links could not open
• I may be wrong, but if you copy-pasted beats, it would be safer to have this section re-done because turnitin will eventually produce similarity index, NB that similarity report is a requirement by your university. Avoid subjecting the document until advised by your supervisor… otherwise doing so will give 100% plagiarism the next time you subject
5. Discussion is inadequate, that is, your results are not fully compared with other researches. Solution is in using journals in literature review
6. Results/ chapter 4
a) You occasionally referred to figures that are absent. All these are identified and highlighted for you to insert e.g. Figure 1-6 for demographic data
NB. You may use a table for all demographic data then adjust list of figures and list of tables
b) You will need to rename your figures as per list of figures … it is not standard to name a figure by the question in the questionnaire e.g. BQ 8 Part 1 Reasons … This is only possible from your excel/SPSS spreadsheet (whichever you used)
c) There were incidences numbers do not add up to 100%. All these are highlighted for you to change… again from your dataset
Remember to change highlighted numbers in corresponding narrative sections if you make corrections in a figure
7. References
a) The following sources are available in-text but were omitted from your reference list. You must include them for the paper to be academic
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