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Healthcare problem: Access

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Literature Review: Access problem for Healthcare

This “Ten Problems for Healthcare in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. delivery,
  2. access,
  3. economics,
  4. digital,
  5. artificial intelligence,
  6. pharma,
  7. regulation,
  8. special needs,
  9. wellbeing,
  10. workforce.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.


2 Access

THE PROBLEM — The importance of access to healthcare for all is internationally recognized as a global goal, high on the global agenda. Access to healthcare also continues to be the most frequently identified rural health priority. Telemedicine can be considered a suitable solution for providing cost-effective and sustainable healthcare. Access to healthcare is still one of the largest inequities in the United States and many other countries today, because of insurance cost, discrimination or lower quality systems.

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CONCLUSIONS — Inequalities in health exist within and between countries which are exacerbated by inequalities in access to healthcare. Lack of healthcare access in a rural community affects all stages of life, prenatal to death, and medical, dental, and psychological health. Delivering valuable healthcare in underserved areas can be achieved through the employment of new technical innovations, such as telemedicine, which improves service delivery processes. Economic status is related to heart failure-related quality of life and long-term survival after an acute attack. Lack of health insurance is a particular problem for near-older Americans aged 50–64 because they tend to have more chronic health conditions than younger age groups and are at increased risk of disability. More than three-quarters of the world’s population now live in low- and middle-income countries, where there is still much to be done on ensuring that people receive prioritized healthcare services. The pervasive shift in emphasis from health as a social value to health as a commodity within a capitalist market civilization is eroding the commitment to equitable access to healthcare. Lacking health insurance is the main barrier facing Arabic minorities access to healthcare services in English-speaking countries. Marginalized communities are at high risk of poor health and yet face substantial barriers in accessing health and support services. Providers should consider gender differences, socio-demographic, and transgender- specific factors to improve accessibility of services to transgender communities.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …


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“Ten Problems for Healthcare in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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