Health Care Access Global 2-13-12

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Access IPE 350 Lisa Dorsey, PhD, MBA, PT
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Objectives Define access to health care. Define health disparities. Identify the barriers to health care and health literacy. Discuss financial and non-financial barriers to health care. Begin to identify solutions to barriers.
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Assignments Reading & Assignment : “A Crisis of Care” (available in “Access” folder on SLU Global) Prepare a one to two page reflection on the barriers to health care Sylvia experiences in obtaining timely and appropriate care for Nicole including: How does Sylvia’s experiences relate to the
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Team Assignment for 2/21/12 Team assignment : Each member of the team selects a different Federally Qualified Health Center web site listed below (these are also listed under web links on SLU Global): Grace Hill Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers Family Care Health Center
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Access Defined Key ingredients for health care access Funding Personal, federal, state Health care facilities General and specialty Getting into the facility Health care providers General and specialty
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Leading Health Indicators Predictors of Access Health insurance Consistent primary care provider Higher income Ongoing health care visits Preventive care Ex. Prenatal care Healthy People 2020; 2010
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Access Videos “Access to Health Care 101” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O1Woc145F8 “The Clinic is Closed” 60 minutes, April 6, 2009 http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=492
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Health Care Disparities Differences in quality and access to health care
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Lack of Access = Inefficient Care Sick/injured people Delay in treatment Increased likelihood of medical complications Reliance on ED for primary care Increasing costs overall Duplication of services Follow-up failure Test results Why Not the Best? National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011
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General Barriers to Access Financial Insurance Structural Health care providers Personal Cultural Spiritual Healthy People 2010 http://www.healthypeople.gov/document/html/uih
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Barriers to Health Care Among Nonelderly Adults, by Insurance Status, 2006 Note: Respondents who said usual source of care was the emergency room were included among those not having a usual source of care. Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured analysis of 2006 NHIS data. 4% 3% 6% 10% 14% 9% 11% 23% 26% 54% Could Not Afford Prescription Drug Needed Care but Did Not Get It Postponed Seeking Care because of Cost No Regular Source of Care Uninsured Medicaid/Other Public Private Percent of adults (age 19 – 64) reporting in past 12 months:
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Health Literacy “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” Healthy People 2010 “represents the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand, and use information in ways
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course HEALTH 350 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '12 term at MO St. Louis.

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