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Health Care Utilization Paper




Question;Resource;Health Care Utilization;Paper Grading Criteria;Select;either Option 1 or Option 2;and write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper.;Option 1;Health care reform;is part of an ongoing debate and recent substantial legislation. Address;the following in your paper;?;In what;ways have recent health care reform measures expanded or inhibited access to;care?;?;How;might changes to access influence utilization?;?;Explain;the concept of what universal health care may be, and how current care reflects;or contrasts with this.;?;What;has been your experience with health care expansion? Was it positive or;negative? Explain.;Option 2;John Q. recently;moved to a rural community. He works full-time, but qualifies for Medicaid;because of his low income. John has high blood pressure and his father recently;had a heart attack. Thus, he decided to call to find out which providers nearby;accept Medicaid. While there are local doctors, he discovered that the closest;primary care physician who accepts Medicaid is a 40-minute drive and;appointments must be made 2 weeks in advance due to the number of patients at;the practice. In addition, the practice does not offer weekend or evening;hours. John usually catches a ride to work with a friend or relies on public;transportation.;According to Chapter;4 ofThe U.S. Health System: Origins and;Functions, Andersen (1995) developed a model of health services utilization;based on three categories of factors: predisposing, enabling, and need. These;factors can be further categorized as mutable or immutable. In your paper;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?;Reference;Andersen, R. M. (1995). Revisiting the behavioral model;and access to medical care: Does it matter? Journal;of Health and Social Behavior, 36, 1-10.;Use at least one peer-reviewed;or scholarly reference to support your information.;Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


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