Cost Containment

Cost Containment (110 points)

Write a 4- to 5-page essay regarding the legal and ethical concerns regarding cost containment. 

In this assignment, review the following Case Study. Al-Omar, H. A. (2020). Cost-conscious medications-prescribing behavior among physicians working in Saudi ArabiaArchives of Pharmacy Practice, 1, 143.

Your essay should address the following substantive requirements:

·        The purpose of cost containment 

·        Assess the case from the following perspectives:

o   Ethical – identify the ethical principles involved in this situation from the perspective of the patient, providers, and the organization.

o   Legal – what are the legal implications and what laws were involved?

·        Recommend procedures to encourage cost containment for pharmaceuticals in your healthcare facility. 

Your well-written essay should meet the following structural requirements:

·        Be 4-5 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages.

·        Formatted according APA writing guidelines.

·        Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of four scholarly articles. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but two must be external.

·        Utilize headings to organize the content in your work.

 

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