In a paper of 500-1,000 words, describe the relationship between health care cost and quality. Address the following:
1. Select one public agency and one private agency and differentiate their roles and major activities in addressing cost and quality in health care. See Topic 4 readings for sources regarding health care agencies.
2. Analyze current and projected initiatives to improve quality while simultaneously controlling costs. Describe any unintended consequences.
3. Synthesize implications for staff nurses and advanced practice nurses, including evidence-based practice, relative to cost and quality.