Write a 4- to 5-page essay regarding the legal and ethical concerns regarding cost containment.
In this assignment, review the following Case Study. Al-Omar, H. A. (2020). Cost-conscious medications-prescribing behavior among physicians working in Saudi Arabia. Archives of Pharmacy Practice, 1, 143.
Your essay should address the following substantive requirements:
- The purpose of cost containment
- Assess the case from the following perspectives:
- Ethical – identify the ethical principles involved in this situation from the perspective of the patient, providers, and the organization.
- Legal – what are the legal implications and what laws were involved?
- Recommend procedures to encourage cost containment for pharmaceuticals in your healthcare facility.
Your well-written essay should meet the following structural requirements:
- Be 4-5 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages.
- Formatted according to Saudi Electronic University and APA writing guidelines.
- Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of four scholarly articles. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but two must be external.
- Utilize headings to organize the content in your work.