Health Care in America: Summarizing the data
Due Thursday February 24
Examples of citations../handouts/health
The assignment is to write an analysis of health care in the United States using
6 tables and charts from labs 1-8.
(note this may involve more than
one charts or table from a single lab, the total should be 6 or more).
- Complete labs 1-8
- Copy the charts from Labs 2-8 to a Word file
(To copy charts to Word, highlight the chart and use:
Paste | Paste as
Picture | Copy as picture* and paste the picture to the beginning of
the Word file)
- Copy an image of the TABLE (lab1).
- Note that this is difficult if you have not already sized your charts to
make them a small as possible without losing any of the information
contained in the chart.
- Write 1000 word summary of the data
Elizabeth Docteur and Robert A. Berenson,
How Does the Quality of U.S. Health Care Compare Internationally?
Kaiser Family Foundation
some charts |
Historical timeline |
Note on grading: part on the quality of the
charts, part on the preciseness and quality of the interpretation of the data:
- Begin the paper with a general summary of the American Health Care
system as it exists before the implementation of "Obama Care" Include
a quotations from both a defender and opponent of health care reform.
- Write about the data and what the data mean --do not write about the
chart. Do not make "The chart" or "The figure" the subject of your
sentences. A good chart does not need to be explained in the text.
- Make your charts as small as possible, still allow for easy reading of
- Make sure you don't lose any text boxes when you copy the chart -- this
happens when you did not click on the chart before inserting the text-box.
- Put your name and email address at the top of the first page.
- Save your word document with your lastname as part of the filename: e,g,
- To save it in the share-folder from a university computer, got to "My
Computer" or in the new Windows, "Computer", and map a network drive using
Health Insurance Historical Tables
* in Office 2010 do this by using Home | Copy --copy as a picture