While the prevalence of malnutrition (height for age) in areas with an urban population share below 20% is 48.9%, this figure is only 25.3% in areas with an urban population share between 50% and 90%. The same trend is found with weight for age: while the rate is about 26.2% in areas with an urban population share below 20%, the figure is only 9.5% in areas where that share is between 50% and 90%. Differences between urban and rural areas in health care centres and access to health facilities explain the differences in life expectancy and childhood malnutrition. On average, only 46.2% of African children are taken to a health provider: only 41.7% in areas with an urban share less than 20% and 51.2% in areas with an urban share between 50% and 90%. Moreover, births attended by skilled staff are only 38.3% in areas with an urban population share below 20% and 78.0% in areas with that share between 50% and 90%.
Even in the book’s synopsis on the back, the time they are living in is called “The dark ages of the future”. Compressing this paragraph down my final theory is, the reason that people only live to be 45 is because the technology and medicine is very primal. In conclusion, the reason that people only live to around the age of 45 is because of one of these three theories, the government is trying to limit the population because they do not want to be overcrowded with people that aren’t aiding the community in some way, the people that no longer work are malnourished and poorly cared for or, the medical technology is very primal and does not suit the needs of the people that are sick and the people that just need help. These are the theories that I have concocted to
This shows that 27.4% of people with disability are currently living below the poverty line of 50% median household income compared to 12.8% for the total population. This means that people with disability are twice more likely to be in poverty than other people. This does not take not account of the additional costs relating to disability (housing, transport and medical services) faced by many with disability. A previous study found that taking these costs into account substantially increases the level of poverty among people with disability (ACOSS, 2014). • Among Indigenous Australian respondents aged 15 years or over, the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) reported just over one-third had disability or long-term health condition.
In being a travel nurse I not only get to see the differences across the world. Also, to help bring better healthcare opportunities for those who do not have the means to come across better medical attention. In correlation to the issue in the documentary where the hospital was understaffed, travel nurses help to alleviate the understaffing of medical personal. Throughout, the documentary Code Black was inspirational to me by the unity showed amongst the staff. doctors came together in hopes of creating a better health care system.
Affordable Care Act The goal of the Affordable Care Act was to provide health care for all U.S. citizens. The idea was to increase access to health care and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. However, there are a lot of questions of whether or not the decision to pass this act, or even the ideals it included were ethical. Jürgen Unützer and Wayne Katon at the University of Washington developed a model known as the “Collaborative Care Model”. This model showed many of the flaws of the ACA.
This result supports the results of the previous studies and systematic reviews on determinants of patient satisfaction. 24, 139 However, there is evidence that socio-demographic factors of patients affect the satisfaction with health services. Yet, the contradictory effects of the socio-demographic variables may show that these variables should be taken into account when comparing patient satisfaction between specific groups or countries 24, 141 due to their potential moderating and mediating effects on the associations between health service quality indicators and patient satisfaction. 4,
According to Baldwin (2003) health care disparities are the differences in health and health care between population groups including race, socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability, and sexual orientation. Disparities limits the improvements of quality health care which could result in unnecessary health care expenses. Factors that are contributing to disparities within today’s society are lack of access to quality health care and the number of individuals who are uninsured. As the population continue to grow and become more diverse health care disparities will continue to increase. Patient centered care efforts will improve health care and will assist with eliminating disparities.
Health is essential to living a comfortable and fulfilling life, however it’s not granted to everyone as health is determined by various economic and social factors, also known as social determinants of health. Social determinants of health affect the health of the individual, communities and jurisdiction as a whole; consequently it is in charge of determining the extent to which a person can access physical, social and personal resources to health. Understanding social determinants of health will help human service providers such as social workers to have greater awareness on how structural system and social context creates patters of inequalities for certain population, resulting in poor health. Although, it would be incomprehensible
The American has average income spend less than $8 per person per day for their meals and beverages. Meanwhile, poor people just spend only $25 per person per week. This is a big gap in their cost of meal. The main cause is healthful diets cost more than unhealthful diets (Drewnowski & Darmon, 2005). Besides, America is the unhealthiest countries in the world.
Combining population needs assessment with personal knowledge of patients’ needs may help to meet the goal. The costs of health care are rising, Medical advances and demographic changes will continue the upward pressure on costs. Health authorities had greater opportunities to try to tailor local services to their own populations, and the 1990 National Health Service Act required health authorities to assess health needs of their populations and to use these assessments to set priorities to improve the health of their local population (John