Business Case for a New Economic Opportunity

In this assessment, you will conduct a risk and mitigation analysis and cost-benefit analysis and report on your findings.

Your completed Cost-Benefit Analysis Template should be included as an appendix within your final business case submission.

Scenario

The senior management of your care setting has reviewed your Executive Brief: Proposal of a New Economic Opportunity and has decided that it has merit. As a result, you have been asked to take a more detailed look at the feasibility and cost-benefit considerations of implementing your proposed economic initiative over the next five years. The senior management is looking for a 3–5-page report that builds a business case for your economic initiative by analyzing ways to mitigate the risks associated with your original proposal and a completed cost-benefit analysis using the Cost-Benefit Analysis Template, linked in the Resources.

Directions

You have been asked to ensure that your report addresses the following. Note: The bullet points below correspond to grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure your work is, at minimum, addressing each of the bullets below. You may also want to read the scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Business Case for a New Economic Opportunity document, linked in the Resources, to better understand the performance levels that relate to each grading criterion:

Part 1: Risk and Mitigation Analysis

Complete the following:

  • Analyze the opportunities and risks relevant to your proposed economic initiative.
  • Propose ethical and culturally sensitive solutions to address the risks associated with your economic initiative to ensure the future security of your care setting.

Part 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Complete the following:

  • Analyze the costs and benefits of your proposed economic initiative over a five-year time horizon.
  • Propose potential ways to keep costs under control while maximizing the benefits of your economic initiative and ensuring that it remains ethical and culturally equitable.

Address Generally Throughout Business Case

Complete the following:

  • Justify the relevance and value of the quantitative and qualitative economic, financial, and scholarly evidence you used to support your recommendations throughout your report.
  • Communicate your business case in a logically structured and concise manner, writing content clearly with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Effectively support your report with relevant economic data and scholarly sources, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.

Example Assessment: You may use the assessment example, linked in the Assessment Example section of the Resources, to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like.

Additional Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following requirements:

  • Length: 3–5 double-spaced, typed pages. Your paper should be succinct yet substantive.
    • Be sure to include a title page and reference list.
    • Your completed Cost-Benefit Analysis Template should be included as an appendix within your final business case submission.
  • APA format: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style.
  • Resources: Cite 4–5 authoritative and scholarly resources. Be sure to include specific economic data and support as part of your cited resources.
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  • RESOURCES:

this resource discusses how to effectively write an accurate and thorough cost-benefit analysis requires some skill:

From the CDC’s series on economic evaluation, this resource discusses methods to assess programmatic costs:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Part IV: Benefit-cost analysis [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/programs/spha/economic_evaluation/docs/podcast_iv.pdf

Quantifying Costs, Risks and Benefits of Healthcare Initiatives

This systematic review suggests that local and national public health interventions are highly cost-saving:

This resource discusses how economic evaluation helps to identify, measure, and compare activities with the necessary impact, scalability, and sustainability to optimize population health:

This resource addresses the cost and benefits of medical interventions:

From the CDC’s series on economic evaluation, this resource discusses methods to assess programmatic costs:

From the CDC’s series on economic evaluation, this resource discusses cost-effectiveness analysis:

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