Why is there a need for risk adjustment in health care

Measuring Quality
Be sure to review the Discussion Board grading rubric in the course Syllabus.
For this Discussion Board, a minimum of 300 words is required for the initial response and a minimum of 150 words for responses to your classmates.
During this unit, you will discuss the following three questions:
Why is there a need for risk adjustment in health care quality measures?What is variation and how is it measured?
What are things to watch out for in designing and administering a survey instrument?Assignment 2:
Practicum Assignment 1: Self-Assessment of Clinical Skills
A self-assessment is an opportunity for you to review what you have learned in the program, evaluate your clinical skills, and develop goals before exiting the NP program. For this assignment, you will complete the Risk Control Self-Assessment Checklist for Nurse Practitioners and identify your areas of strength and weakness. You also will explain how you plan to improve on these weaknesses, as well as how you plan to master clinical skills you have not obtained prior to exiting NP program.
To prepare:
Complete the Risk Control Self-Assessment Checklist for Nurse Practitioners
Review preceptor and faculty evaluations in Meditrek for all completed clinical courses
Consider your strengths and weaknesses
Review types of patients treated and clinical procedures performed
By Day 7
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
Identify at least three strengths
Explain why you consider these strengths and what you can do to maintain them in your practice
Identify at least three weaknesses
Explain how you plan to address each weakness
Examine at least three clinical skills you need to obtain prior to exiting the program
Explain how you plan to master the clinical skills before exiting NP program
Analyze the history of advanced practice nurses and the emerging role of your specialty area, and discuss what contributions you plan to make to advance the nursing profession

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