Medical tourism is on the rise, but the sector of medication tourism aka. prescription drug tourism is appealing to Americans because currently prescription drug cost are at an all time high! Being a tourist abroad for medication purposes will only burden the market domestically and internationally by creating access and care issues for locals in popular destinations, safety control as drugs in foreign nations arent regulated like America (FDA), and economical factors – if more people buy abroad then drug companies will raise the cost domestically to reconcile loss. Therefore, how can we bring medication/ prescription drug tourism to an end? Can this be achieved by: Regulation? Patents? Laws? Negotiating prices with Drug manufactures? Getting rid of Medicare Part D, so government can negotiate prices with drug companies and set tiers for medication and not the insurance companies do so? (underline portion are some ideas to solve issue – they’re vague and not in-depth solutions, but a starting point for better ideas)
This is a healthcare policy analysis paper. The purpose of a health policy analysis report is to find and define a health care problem, research it and recommend policies to resolve the problem. It is designed to define a PROBLEM that you want to solve through policy recommendations based on data and research studies.
The topic is Medical Tourism, but the subtopic I am working on is prescription drug tourism aka. medication tourism, which is someone going abroad to purchase their prescription medication in regions like Asia (India or Thailand), North America (Canada and Mexico), Central and South America, and Europe.
I have attached my literature review regarding this topic, so you may familiarize yourself.
The paper must be 20 pages, excluding bibliography and appendices and MUST INCLUDE:
LANDSCAPE (IDENTIFY STAKEHOLDERS AND OTHERS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE PROBLEM), OPTIONS (MENTION THE PROS AND CONS)
RECOMMENDATION (PICK ONE FROM THE OPTIONS LIST)
…… I have attached a healthcare policy analysis paper template (word document). PAPER MUST FOLLOW THE FORMAT OF TEMPLATE. The attachment goes over each section mentioned in the above list
There is also, a pdf file, which is suppose to be a guide/assistance to write paper. Also, there is another pdf file as a checklist to make sure writer is including all necessary parts required to be addressed and included on the final draft.
Also, there is a word document I created to assist with knowing requirements (do’s and don’ts, what the paper requires, what is a healthcare policy analysis, etc.)
IMPORTANT!!!! REVIEW ALL DOCUMENTS ATTACHED IN ORDER TO WRITE THIS HEALTHCARE POLICY ANALYSIS PAPER. PROFESSOR DIDN’T PROVIDE RUBRIC, SO I INCLUDED EVERYTHING/ANYTHING THAT STATES WHAT THE PROFESSOR IS EXPECTING ON THE FINAL DRAFT