The past, current, and future of u.s. health policy

Health policy reinforces decision-making and planning processes that aim explicitly at societal health improvement. Policy, if implemented meticulously, allows healthcare leaders to forecast based on financial, political, and societal trends. Policy also provide objectives and contingency plans to facilitate growth through definition and/or redefinition of the company’s mission and vision (McLaughlin & McLaughlin, 2014).

**Policy Analysis Process of Evidence-Based Medicine

What are the defining characteristics of policy change? Provide a scholarly supported rationale.