Each student will develop a case report, a written account of an actual administration issue encountered in an applied setting related to hospital or health care administration.
Reports should include the following sections (% of grade weight given in parentheses):
- Describe the case (30%): give the background, stakeholders involved, historical factors
- Identify the decisions and outcomes (40%): provide any actions taken, possible alternatives, results, and implications for others
- Recommend another solution (20%): opportunities for improvement, best practices
- Implications for public administration (10%): options of policies or actions taken by a public administrator
The selection of the subject matter is the responsibility of the student. Good sources of subject matter include professional experience, interactions with hospitals or the health care system, or issues facing family and friends. The report should be between 5-8 double-spaced pages.