Barriers, Access to Health Care, References Access to Health Services.…
Inadequate or No Insurance Coverage
Inability to get preventative services
More likely to have poor health status
Less likely to receive medical care
More likely to be diagnosed later
More likely to die prematurely
High Cost of Care
Creates Socioeconmic status gap
Lack of Availability of Services
Delays in recieving appropriate care
No ongoing care from a primary care provider
Lack of Culturally Competent Care
Unmet health needs
Access to Health Care
Why is Access to Quality Health Care important?
Promoting and maintaining health.
Preventing and managing disease
Reducing unnecessary disability
Reducing premature death
3 Important Components
Ensure that people have a primary care provider which ensures ongoing care
Increasing Access to use clinical evidence based preventative services
Health insurance will assist the patient to gain entry into the health care system
Ability to provide health care quickly when a need is present
Why Healthcare Professionals Should be Aware
It helps create empathy for others, we aren't robots
Have knowledge of resources in the community to help patients in ways they need and can't receive otherwise.
Realize that everyone is different and to put yourself in that patients shoes to advocate for them in ways they need.
Access to Health Services.