Published August 30, 2004
by Diane Pub Co .
Written in English
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This overview discusses articles published in this issue of the Health Care Financing Review, entitled "Access to health services for vulnerable populations." These articles focus on the following topics: access to Medicaid for pregnant women, access measures by health status, racial access. Vulnerable Populations in the United States offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is . The AHA task force identified nine emerging strategies, each of which offers the opportunity for hospitals and communities to ensure that vulnerable populations have access to the essential health care services (described in detail in the task force report 4). The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) define access to health care as the “timely use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes.” 1 Many people face barriers that prevent or limit access to needed health care services, which may increase the risk of poor health outcomes and health.
Its “logic model” envisions a progression to disparities that begins with root causes, behavioral and environmental factors, and access to quality health services. The Campaign seeks to be encompassing of a wide variety of actors, including public health, social services, education, cultural organizations, and community-based organizations. Since , the Commonwealth Fund’s Health Care Delivery System Reform program has focused on ways to improve health care and outcomes for two populations: high-need, high-cost patients (including frail elders, the disabled, and those with multiple chronic conditions) and vulnerable populations, or those with low incomes. We spoke with Pamela Riley, M.D., M.P.H., who directs the portfolio of. abolition increased the likelihood of vulnerable groups accessing public health care facilities. Likewise, Goudge et al. () found that fee abolition alone does not guarantee improved access to public health care, and that broader interventions are needed. Even if public health care. Access to health services means "the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes." 1 It requires 3 distinct steps: Gaining entry into the health care system (usually through insurance coverage) it is an important effort in improving the health of the population.
Identify vulnerable patients whose outpatient environment might benefit from additional community resources. Target vulnerable groups for indicated vaccinations and preventive care services or referrals. ATTITUDES. Hospitalists should be able to: Utilize appropriate educational resources to inform vulnerable patients with low health literacy. HRSA achieves its mission through a range of programs and initiatives designed to improve health equity, increase the number of health care access points, enhance the quality and breadth of health services, and safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s most vulnerable populations. In – , HRSA will focus efforts to advance evidence-based, coordinated. Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations examines the scope and consequences of inadequate access to oral health services in the United States and recommends ways to combat the economic, structural, geographic, and cultural factors that prevent access to regular, quality care. The report suggests changing. Vulnerable Populations in the United States. Vulnerable Populations in the United States offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is currently known regarding the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with poor health and health care s: