Improving the U.S. Healthcare Needs
Submit Draft of Abbreviated Quantitative Research Plan on (Health disparities are a growing concern in the U.S. There are also a significant proportion of people with limited or no health insurance which may prevent them from receiving adequate health care, medication, and the use preventative measures such as exercise and diet. How would you address this issue?)
Improving the U.S. Healthcare Needs
The present health disparities being witnessed in the U.S. is worrisome. This is coupled with the fact that majority of U.S. nationals do not adequately enjoy health covers, meant to be provided by established health insurance companies. Contrary to what it is expected, the usage of preventive measures including diet and exercise has been limited, thus putting the progress of health among people to question. It calls for the government and key agencies to safeguard the health of their dear citizens by ensuring that there is comprehensive medical cover being provided by insurance companies; that everyone exercises proper diet, and that every citizen accesses quality health care by virtue of being informed of everything concerning their health.
This proposal seeks to determine the appropriate medical interventions required for ensuring comprehensive health care, medical covers, and role being played by health insurance companies to safeguard the health of Americans. The proposal shall seek to answer the below question:
- What are the appropriate medical care and insurance cover that should be enjoyed by all U.S citizens to protect and foster their health?
The research methodology used affects the results of any research. Research methodology affects data collection methods (Reswell 2003, p31). Quantitative data requires the measuring of variables and testing of existing hypothesis. Quantitative research methodology involves verification of numerical data. Qualitative research methodology involves theoretical data. It involves evaluation of existing theories, beliefs, and hypothesis in order to either approve or disapprove them. Research methodology and research in general involves finding a solution to a problem. This research uses qualitative research methods to gather information from relevant bodies and people who will inform of the methods that should be used for safeguarding the health of U.S. citizens, by providing the with the required medical care and ensuring their health vitality and enjoyment. The aim of the research is to trigger necessary verifiable actions to be taken with immediate effect to salvage the problem. This proposal uses only quantitative data in its analysis. It also employs various data collection methods such as surveys, interviews, as well as observation in order to answer the research question.
According to Kumar (2010, p93), research design entails both the research methodology as well as the procedures used. This proposal applies descriptive research design that involves case studies, surveys, and observation methods. The research design allows the collection of data at the least possible cost, time, and effort. The research design enables the answering of the research problem by outlining the below objective of the study:
- To establish the appropriate healthcare practices that can be adopted by the U.S. Government, together with relevant agencies and health insurance bodies to safeguard the health of the citizens.
The project will use both primary and secondary data sources on sourcing information about health insurance covers. The method of data collection used includes conducting of surveys, interviews, as well as collection of data from secondary sources. This research will collect information from relevant bodies and health insurance companies as well. The research will use random sampling in choosing relevant bodies and health insurance companies to obtain information. This research will also conduct interviews of citizens who have been denied proper medical care by seeking to find out their fears, the needs, and the suffering they undergo for failing to access proper health care. The research tools used prevents this research from digressing away from the research objectives. This is by ensuring accurate collection of data. The research tools determine the methods of data collection used.
Rational for using quantitative approach
This research uses quantitative approach as opposed to qualitative approach. This is because data on the research is mostly quantitative. This data exists only in terms of words and not numerically. The type of data collected determines the kind of research therefore; this research uses quantitative approach due to the use of quantitative data.
Research sampling methods
This research uses small size samples in order to achieve accurate results. This research uses probability sampling in choosing the samples interviewed. This is where every health care agencies, health care insurance companies, and citizens have equal chance of selection. The research uses cluster sampling where the researcher organizes the samples into groups to have equal chances of selection.
This research uses interview method to collect information from health care agencies on the best approach to use in providing for adequate health care to citizens. This research adheres to ethical issues in data collection such as privacy of information. The research does not reveal the names of the citizens interviewed as a way of maintaining confidentiality. This research also sought the consent of the interviewees before using their information in data analysis (Willkes, 2012). Apart from conducting interviews, the research collected information through conducting surveys on the best healthcare practices on all citizens. The research also applies observation method to collect data. Observing the citizens reactions to what is lacking in health care platforms enabled in developing conclusions of the research.
Application of results to improve healthcare
The research recommends that key health care agencies and insurance companies should embark on transforming the situation presently in the U.S. The research proposes that everyone should be insured against health risks, and that any losses of lives as well as injuries.
It is therefore necessary that nurses and other hospital workers adopt safety mechanism of alleviating this situation. This research proposes the adopting of proper health measures that if well implemented, can significantly reduce the recent health care trends in America.
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