With the lack of access to healthcare as a result of inadequate insurance

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socioeconomic status. With the lack of access to healthcare as a result of inadequate insurance, pediatric patients are at an increased risk of having poor health, least likely to receive appropriate health care treatment of illnesses, may die prematurely and develop chronic illnesses.These barriers may exist because “pediatricians tend to avoid asking parents about matters for which they feel inadequately trained and for which they are not aware of patient resources, including child development, obesity, breastfeeding, familyviolence, environmental health, and mental health” (Kuo, Etzel, Chilton, Watson & Gorski, 2012).Lack of available services to patients living in low poverty areas directly affect
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overall health. Without accessible resources families tend to feel lost or defeated as they don’t know where to go for assistance; or they do not understand the healthcare process.ReferencesAmerican Academy of Pediatrics. (2019). About Bright Futures. Retrieved fromBurns, C., Dunn, A., Brady, M., Starr, N., Blosser, C. (2016). Pediatric primary care: A handbook for nurse practitioners, (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.Kuo, A. A., Etzel, R. A., Chilton, L. A., Watson, C., & Gorski, P. A. (2012). Primary care pediatrics and public health: meeting the needs of today's children.American journal of public health, 102 (12), e17-23. Healthy People 2020. (2019). Access to health services. Retrieved from - Services
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