Healthcare efficiency and industry



Topic1: Average Length of Stay (ALOS)



ALOS is a common tool used to measure healthcare efficiency. In a minimum of 250 words, please discuss factors that should be considered when using this measure. You may consider factors related to samples, service delivery, disease state, etc. If you were presented with a report that compared your program’s ALOS to another program’s ALOS, what questions would you ask to ensure that an accurate comparison was made?



Topic2: It’s in the Contract
In 250 words, discuss the use of contracts within the healthcare industry and share at least three examples of contracts often utilized in the healthcare industry. What are the elements of a sound contract? Finally, explain why there must be no existing legal violations present, in order for a contract to be validated.


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