Assignment 2: s-p-o model of healthcare quality

You have studied Donabedian’s S-P-O model of healthcare quality in your textbook readings. You will apply this model to an episode of healthcare you have observed as a provider or a consumer of healthcare services.

  • Select and describe a specific episode of healthcare service. Take care to respect the confidentiality of the people involved and do not use real names. 
  • Describe the structural characteristics necessary for this service to occur, such as the organization, physical location, staffing. 
  • Describe the processes that are a part of this treatment episode, such as entry into the system, diagnosis, treatment. 
  • Describe the outcome of this service. How are good outcomes (quality) and bad outcomes determined? 
  • In this specific episode of care, describe the relationship between structure and process, and between process and quality. 
  • Based on your analysis so far, evaluate how quality is defined, measured, and reported with regard to this episode of care. 

Present your report in a 3-page Word document. Format the report in APA style, citing sources.

Name your document as: LastnameFirstInitial_W1_A2.doc.
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