Health Care Model Analysis

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Alise E. Jenkins
May 24th, 2015
Health Care Models Analysis

Hypothetical Case (basic details only): The patient is 72 year old female who smokes. She complains of extreme fluid retention in lower two limbs and lower abdomen. Breathing is difficult and she is only able to sleep while sitting erect in a reclining chair. Patient has underlying conditions: Obesity, Coronary Artery disease, Edema, Hypertensions, Dyslipidemia, Ischemia, and hx of quadruple Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Current dx: Heart Failure Medical Model: A number of tests would be performed to analyze the extent of damage of the heart. An electrocardiogram would be one of the first tests performed to check the electrical
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Cardiac diseases alone have been estimated, direct and indirect costs, for the overall American population are “approximately $165.4 billion for 2009” (CDC, 2013). A survey found that heart disease accounted for 4.2 million of the hospitalizations in 2006. In 62% of these cases were short stay hospitalizations and occurred amount peoples ages 65 and older. These hospitalization rates also vary by gender, racial, and ethnic groups.
“CDC has reported previously on geographic trends and health disparities related to heart disease mortality in Women and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality (2000) and Men and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality (2001). The Atlas of Heart Disease Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries is the first publication to document geographic and racial disparities in heart disease hospitalizations” (CDC, 2013).

These maps help public health officials and concerned individuals are the local, state, and national levels become more equipped to hand tailor heart disease and heart failure prevention and treatment resources to citizens ages 65 and older. A huge finding “in this Atlas is the variation in geographic patterns by racial/ethnic group. The maps illustrate that health professionals who are working to prevent and treat heart disease among racial and ethnic groups should consider the unique geographic
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