Select Any Two preferred Article or Journal in health care
Week 2 Critical Analysis Report #1
A critical analysis report is a thorough review of a written work and a personal reaction to this analysis. Experience in making critiques of written works is required for the following reasons:
Extensive critical reading helps the student achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts included in the course.
Critical analysis of what is read aids one in becoming a more discerning consumer of the literature in the field.
Evaluations of what is read assist the student in the comprehension of the implications of the reading content of his particular course of interest and concerns.
The written critique helps the student develop the art of effective communication.
The analysis helps the student develop appropriate reference citations for professional opinions on health care issues.
Would it serve as a sound reference source for others in health services administration?
Each student is required to review two (2) articles 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. Any exceptions must be approved by the instructor.
Guidelines for Review Format:
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.
All papers are to be submitted on time to meet specific due dates.
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:
Applicable General Topic:
Title of Article:
Name of Journal:
Date of Journal:
Pages (on which article appears):
Publisher of Journal
NOTE: A copy of the article must be submitted with the written report
Synopsis and Summary:
100-200 word description of the articles basic content.
A brief statement about what you felt was the author’s general theme of the article.
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.
Provide a list of the issues presented in the article.
Conclusions and Recommendations:
List of author’s conclusions and/or recommendations.
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.
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.
Guide to Grading of the Critical Analysis Report:
The critique will be graded on the following:
Identifying information on first page and 3×5 index cards
Synopsis and Summary
General theme stated
Point of view stated
Issue analysis stated
Conclusions and recommendation stated
Agreement or disagreement stated
Professional projections stated
NOTE: Submit copy of journal article with your report
The two (2) reviews are to be selected from two (2) separate healthcare finance/planning topics. Articles selected must be from refereed journals.
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.