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Health care costs in the United States continue to increase

Health care costs in the United States continue to increase. Despite the high cost of care for health care in the United States, quality indicators and outcomes lag behind other countries when compared to certain dimensions of performance.

For this assignment, analyze and discuss the relationship between quality and cost in health care in the United States, and research and identify how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) attempts to reduce costs and improve quality. Based on your research of the PPACA, provide an argument for whether the PPACA has been a success in reducing costs and improving quality.

Note: Use APA style to cite at least 5 scholarly sources from the last 5 years.

Deliverable Length: 5-6 written pages, excluding cover page, abstract page, and reference page

Assignment Objectives

Distinguish the effects of economic and non-economic gains on provision of quality healthcare

Apply standards, laws, regulations and accreditation criteria to clinical quality improvement and outcomes

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