Analyze a current healthcare problem or issue
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Analyze a current healthcare problem or issue
Limited Access to Healthcare as discussed in the previous assessment is a significant gap in adequate healthcare. This assessment will reflect an extended account on the barriers in access to healthcare and impacts it can have on patients. Access to healthcare facilities is a serious dilemma that should be addressed by healthcare organizations. Limited Access to Healthcare has different aspects such as, "geographical distances and rural areas," "inadequate channels," and "inappropriate channel of healthcare." Limited Access to Healthcare is a prevalent issue despite technological interventions and innovations. Adequate access to healthcare is one of the necessities of every individual.
Elements of problem and Healthcare issue
There are different elements of "Limited Access to Healthcare." There is an increased rate of consequences and reduced rate of healthcare because of limited access to healthcare. Most of the patients die because of limited access and inappropriate channels of healthcare. Certain major elements of healthcare problem are as follows
Geographical Distances play a major role in determining the lack of access to healthcare. A large number of patients are at risk of demise just because of inability to reach any healthcare organization in time. There are several different aspects of geographical distances such as lack of transportation and unavailability of healthcare organization that can facilitate patients.
Inadequate channel of healthcare is also a major element of limited access to healthcare. Villagers and illiterate people use inadequate channels to address health needs such as, “herbal centers," and “self-medication”. Inadequate channels also play a major in threatening the life of patients. Inadequate channels are a significant tool that determines the deteriorating health standard of villagers and many other people who are unaware of better healthcare resources. (Hhs.gov. 2019).
Improper healthcare facilities refer to the lack of accountability on healthcare centers making them home to destruction and deterioration. It refers to the fact that there are several healthcare centers that are working without adhering to federal and state health laws. Many healthcare centers are offering unsafe healthcare practices. (Kilpatrick, et, al. 2019). There is a lack of check and balance on healthcare centers, taking into account environmental safety and catering to the needs of patients.
Being a medical transcriptionist, it is necessary for me to be aware of the facts and figures that can play a major role in my future plans and my responsibility of being a part of healthcare center. It is necessary for me to be aware of the population that is at risk of delayed and improper healthcare facilities due to improper channels and lack of accountability on healthcare institutions so that I can utilize my knowledge to help them.
The context of limited access to healthcare
Despite technology and latest interventions, there is a major proportion of populations who is suffering from lack of healthcare facilities and are doomed to avail incompetent healthcare facilities. (Cms.gov. 2019). A significant portion of population is facing serious health issues and is at risk because of large distances and lack of transportation.
Population affected by limited access to healthcare
A major section of the rural population is affected by limited access to healthcare. People who belong to far-flung areas and with less knowledge towards adequate healthcare resources are becoming a victim to limited access, ultimately leading to destruction. (Hhs.gov. 2019).
Adequate access to healthcare can be achieved by ensuring the provision of better and adequate healthcare facilities to people. Creating awareness regarding healthcare and teaching people about the consequences of inadequate healthcare practices. (Cms.gov. 2019). Government can play a major role in providing basic health to people by chalking out ways for the construction of healthcentres and keeping a check and balance on the existing healthcare organizations.
There is a variety of solutions for mitigating limited access to healthcare; these solutions have different formats and shapes. Government authorities can chalk out ways to promote healthcare facilities in remote areas because it will educate and facilitate the general public. (Cms.gov. 2019). Several laws and regulations can be formulated facilitate the distances that keep healthcare service out of the reach of general public such as the Affordable Care Act. (Kilpatrick, et, al. 2019). A stance of accountability can facilitate people by ensuring adequate healthcare practices. Healthcare centers can undergo an exegetical analysis of patients to know the ratio of people who are suffering due to limited access to healthcare and make efforts to facilitate them. (Astho.org. 2019).
In order to improve access to healthcare facilities, certain implementations should be made. These enforcement range from individuality to universality. Higher authorities should take steps to promote construction of healthcare centers and employ a check and balance on healthcare centers to ensure equal and adequate access to healthcare facilities. Different hospitals and NGO’s should take radical steps to create awareness regarding the use of suitable healthcare channels, side by side, hospitals can keep a record of patients to know areas that need improvement. (Cms.gov. 2019). However, there are certain ethical implications as well, such as race, sect, taboos, and conservations of cultures. Government should pass different laws and amend existing laws to empower rural areas and facilitate people residing in far-flung areas. E-Health and TeleHealth should be brought into practice to facilitate patients, taking into account that check and balance is a base of every healthcare center in order to ensure the proper provision of healthcare facilities. However, there are certain stereotypes that can act as ethical implications in E-Health and TeleHealth. (Kilpatrick, et, al. 2019).
Limited Access to Healthcare is defined as lack of healthcare facilities that are necessary for survival. It includes different aspects that can act as a barrier in approaching and living a healthy life such as lack of transportation, inadequate services, improper channels, and self-medication. Healthcare institutions should understand the importance of access to healthcare facilities that can reduce life loss and empower healthy living. (Cms.gov. 2019). Potential steps should be taken to address this problem such as legal adherence, empowering accountability of healthcare institutions and creating awareness by technological interventions.
Kilpatrick, S., Auckland, S., & Woodroffe, J. (2019). Community health planning. The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning.
(2019). Hhs.gov. Retrieved 24 January 2019, from https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/Reforming-Americas-Healthcare-System-Through-Choice-and-Competition.pdf
(2019). Astho.org. Retrieved 24 January 2019, from http://www.astho.org/Programs/Health-Systems-Transformation/Medicaid-and-Public-Health-Partnerships/Documents/Improving-Rural-Health--Making-an-Impact-in-Five-Years/
Cms.gov. Retrieved 24 January 2019, from https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/Downloads/Information-on-Medicare-Telehealth-Report.pdf(2019).
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