PlusOne Performance Group


Recommended Case Study Structure

We recommend that the case study document have four separate sections:

Section I: Background Information

Review all pertinent and related patient medical files and history.  Describe the current situation by focusing on key facts and information presented by the patient, for example: symptoms and presenting concerns.  Identify problems and issues facing the patient.  This section must demonstrate your understanding of the patient’s specific problems and confirms through understanding of the patient’s specific needs and wants.  A preliminary diagnosis is the usual deliverable from this section of the case study depending on completion of future tests.

Section II: Available Solution (or Alternative Solutions)

Describe the proposed solution or alternative solutions including costs and benefits for the patient treatment plan.

Description of solution:

  • A detailed discussion of the available solution/solutions and what are the reasons you are recommending these solutions; indicate what the medication is suppose to do; probability of success; possible side effects; how the proposed solution will help to reach the desired health goals of the patient and treatment team.
  • Include tests, monitoring, targets, logistics, and other resources needed to be successful

Benefits for the Treatment Plan:

  • A discussion of the benefits of the available medical procedures and medicines needed to implement the solution
  • Health, financial or qualitative benefits should be aligned to the overall treatment plan goals.


  • The estimated expenses and cost to implement the solution

Advantages (pros) for solution or alternative solutions

  • The advantages the chosen treatment plan would realize by implementing this alternative instead of other alternatives.  Why is this solution better than other avenues of action?

Disadvantages (cons)

  • Any disadvantages the patient might experience if this solution is chosen over other possible alternatives or options.  Identify risks and probability of success

Section III: Conclusions and Recommendations

This section highlights the team's agreed upon solution or how best to capitalize on the opportunity presented by the patient..  This section contains two subsections:


  • An overview discussing the team's analysis and agreement on:
  • the conditions causing problems or challenges for the patient
  • the viability of the solution or alternative solutions to reduce the risks of failure


A statement or reasons that reflect the team's agreement on:

  • the best way to handle the situation and correct problems or capitalize on the opportunity, the team's recommended treatment solution
  • specific resources, equipment, monitoring, life style changes needed to implement the team's recommendations.

Section IV.  Implementation Plans

This section lists implementing costs, timeframes, staffing commitments, and estimated expenditures required to execute the recommended treatment solution