Combating Healthcare Disparities Disparities in healthcare are a real and urgent problem in our nation. There is indisputable data supporting the fact that disparities exist not only across different racial groups, but also across the cultural and economic stratification of our society. Moreover, there is even data showing disparities among each of these respective groups along gender lines. So what can be done about these disparities to assure that all patients receive equal and adequate care? Well, there are certainly many political and governmental changes or modifications that would go a long way towards narrowing the gaps in healthcare, but such changes are beyond the scope of this paper. Instead, I will focus on the steps that I,
Health care is meant to provide medical or psychological care for the entire human population. In order to pay for health care, one must have health insurance or be able to pay out of pocket. However, health care in the United States are nowhere near cheap. In fact, America has
Our healthcare system needs major restructuring. Major improvements needs to begin with "all health care organizations, professional groups, and private and public purchasers should adopt as their explicit purpose to continually reduce the burden of illness, injury, and disability, and to improve the health and functioning of the people of the United States", (Crossing the ……, 2001).
Stakeholders are a big part of a healthcare organization. They play a major role in the Healthcare Delivery System that plays a part in the performance and the health of the organization. Five of the major stakeholders consist of government, providers (which includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers), patients, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies. Based off of the healthcare delivery system where it stands now, there are some recommendations that the stakeholder can do to have a positive effect on the healthcare delivery system.
Healthcare in the United States The biggest issue in America is not just hunger, education, and crime- but health care. Perhaps the cause of these other issues, health care is expensive and hard to access. The high cost is tolerated in the belief that more expensive health
PATIENT PROTECTION & AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OF 2010 (P.P.A.C.A.) HCA305: The U.S. Health Care System Instructor Delana Chappell-James January 14, 2013 PATIENT PROTECTION & AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OF 2010 (P.P.A.C.A.) Introduction If there is one thing that most Americans are in agreement with, it is the vile shape of our U.S. health care system. There is no argument that the U.S. health care system is in need of an overhaul, however, there is much debate over just how to effectively go about the process. The public have voiced greatest concern in the health care areas of costs, quality and access. Many presidents have pondered the idea of health care reform; a few even made attempts to start the ball rolling. The first
At the moment, President Obama, Republican and Democratic members of Congress, the American Medical Association and America’s Health Insurance plans all agree that a change is needed to the current system. There is little debate that the health care is necessary but a lot of debate on how the change should be done.
There must be changes made to the subsidized programs to allow for higher reimbursements to doctors, as well as facilities, to offset the rising swath of people who needs quality health care and are unable to receive it due to having low income, people of color, different ethnic backgrounds, language barriers, and the differencing in socioeconomic classes; Otherwise the disparities in health care will continue to spiral out of control, and Americans cannot allow that to continue.
A stakeholder are people or groups that have an investment in the patient evidence based healthcare decisions (Agency for Healthcare Research and quality, 2015). In this case, already listed is the patient and the physician but Medicaid is a stakeholder as well. The stake for Medicaid is being the
The cost and quality of health care and access to it is one of the foremost aspirations in national health care. And the overall main aims of reforming the American health care system is to reduce costs, enhance the quality of and access to health care .
Barriers and Disparities in Health Care NUR/550 June 8, 2012 Cynthia Holsen R.N. – C.W.H.N.P. Barriers and Disparities in Health Care Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve a healthy life and have comprehensive health care services available to them. To achieve this healthy life, people need to have access to the health care system and to a health care provider with whom they can develop a trusting relationship. However, existing barriers to attaining health care services often lead to disparities which in turn lead to differences in life expectancy, health status and a higher prevalence of certain chronic diseases (HealthyPeople.gov, 2012).
There are many people who have a stake in the healthcare industry. There are several stakeholders such as the patients, healthcare providers, insurance companies, organizations, and those who enforce policy. The patients’ interest is the need of the best healthcare procedure to be healthy. As a healthcare provider the quality of care that can be useful for patients. Insurance companies sells health insurance to patients or employer that can be beneficial to providers. Organizations develop plans that are used for patients. Policymakers create and implement laws that to improve quality care to the public. These stakeholders can play a major role in the safety concern of patients. The concern for the safety issues of vaccination in children
When talking about healthcare reform, one must always think about the stakeholders. Stakeholders are “people and organizations that have a stake (interest) in what a healthcare organization does and that could affect the healthcare organization” (Olden, 2011). There are many different stakeholders in our case study but we will focus on the main ones.
Access to healthcare Changes in access to health care across different populations are the chief reason for current disparities in health care provision. These changes occur for several reasons, and some of the main factors that contribute to the problem in the United States are: Lack of health insurance – Several racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and other minority groups lack adequate health insurance coverage in comparison with people who can afford healthcare insurance. The majority of these individuals are likely to put off health care or go without the necessary healthcare and medication that is needed. Lack of financial resources – Lack of accessibility to funding is a barrier to health care for a lot of people living in the United States
Public spending on healthcare in India is one of the lowest in the world. With a 20% of healthcare expenditure is in the public sector. The lack of investment in public health care actually means that India has fewer hospitals and fewer physicians. Because of the fact they have fewer hospitals and fewer physicians, it means the public has reduced access to healthcare. In practical terms, what it means is the public hospitals with a physician is not very close to the individual that needs to be treated and would have to travel long distance in order to receive treatment. When a patient reaches