Explain the concept of what universal health care may be, and how current care reflects or contrasts with this?
John Q. recently moved to a rural community. Works full time, qualifies for Medicaid from low income, has high blood pressure and dad recently had heart attack. Deciding to find a dr nearby who accepts Medicaid, no local drs accepted the insurance and closest accepting physician was 40 mins away. Appts were made in 2 weeks advance and doesn’t offer evening or weekend hours. John uses public transportation or gets a ride to work with a friend.
According to Chapter 4 of the US health system: origins and functions, Anderson (1995) developed a model of health services utilization based on 3 categories of factors: predisposing, enabling and need. These factors can be further categorized as mutable or immutable. Discuss the following questions: What factors may affect John’s health care utilization? Are these factors mutable or immutable? What are some ways to change the mutable factors?
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