Healthcare Finance and Planning



B.                 General Requirements:


I need to review one article from professional health related journals. The article must focus on relevant aspects of Healthcare Finance and Planning. Article must be published within last 2 years.


C.                 Guidelines for Review Format:


1.                 All papers are to be typed and double spaced. The paper is to be clear and concise; does not contain errors in spelling, punctuation, or syntax.



2.                 At the top of the first page, and on a 3×5 inch index card, the following information must be provided using the listed headings in sequence:

a. Applicable General Topic:

b. Title of Article:

c. Authors Name:

d. Name of Journal:

e. Date of Journal:

f. Volume:

g. Number:

h. Pages (on which article appears):

i. Publisher of Journal

NOTE:       A copy of the article must be submitted with the written report

4. Synopsis and Summary:

100-200 word description of the articles basic content.



5. General Theme:

A brief statement about what you felt was the author’s general theme of the article.

6. Point of View:

A brief statement about what you felt concerning the author’s point of view. Was the presentation objective and factual or was the presentation subjective and lacking of facts?   Explain your opinion.


7. Issue Analysis:

Provide a list of the issues presented in the article.

8. Conclusions and Recommendations:

List of author’s conclusions and/or recommendations.

9. Agreement or Disagreement:

Based on the author’s conclusions and/or recommendations, do you agree or disagree; provide a brief justification regarding your opinion concerning your agreements and disagreements.

10. Professional Projections:

A 50-75 word statement on what you learned from the article and how you may apply this experience (negative or positive) in your professional future career.


D.               Guide to Grading of the Critical Analysis Report:


The critique will be graded on a competency basis as follows:


a.                   Appropriate article

b.                 Identifying information on first page and 3×5 index

c.                   Synopsis and Summary

d.                 General theme stated

e.                   Point of view stated

f.                   Issue analysis stated

g.                   Conclusions and recommendation stated

h.                 Agreement or disagreement stated

i.               Professional projections stated


NOTE:   Submit copy of journal article with your report


E.               Specific Requirements:


The one review is to be selected from one separate healthcare finance/planning topics. Article selected must be from refereed journals.


F.               Penalties:


Failure to submit reviews on specific due dates may result in the deduction of one full grade for each successive class period that the review is not submitted. Failure to submit one or more reviews may result in an ‘incomplete” given at the time of final grades.


Special circumstances requiring an extension of the due dates will be handled on an individual basis via written justification explanation and/or request stating the particulars and forwarded to the instructor for approval and appropriate determination.




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