University of Western Sydney
400238 Policy, power and politics in health care provision
Assessment 2: Budget paper
Word count: 2500 words
Due Date: 19 April 2016 (Mon)
Request grade: credit
Aim of Assessment
On completion of the unit the student will be able to:
Critically analyse the reporting systems used by health and aged care organisations, including budget statements.
Prepare budgets and economic appraisals of funding options.
Understand how health information is used to develop performance indicators for management of cost centres, be able to analyse budget variances and evaluate options eg in response to “budget blowouts”.
Prepare an application for funding, with consideration of offsets and alternative funding strategies.
Develop a budget for a project, ward, unit or service using a budget template (you may use one from your own organisation), in an environment of scarce resources. Consider alternative options using opportunity cost analysis. Annotate the document to show the sources of data used for forecasting the expenditure for the budget period.
All assignments must be submitted by the due date and time as specified in this document.Complete your assignment and submit your paper through Turnitin as per the instructions below.
All assignments are to be typed.
Typing must be according to the following format. Required format:
Length: as designated by assignment
3 cm left and right margins
Font: Arial or Times New Roman
Font size: 12pt
All borrowings from other sources must be properly referenced and a reference list must be included at the end.
4.4.Citing resources and referencing
References must be correctly and adequately given in the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.) referencing style as per the Western Sydney University (2014) American Psychological Association referencing style guide, which is available from: http://library.westernsydney.edu.au/FILES/cite_APA.pdf
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