As you read the materials this week and participate in the discussions, think through and address the following questions:

1. Why are health concerns of vulnerable populations important to health service administrators?

1. Why should patients become more active in their own health care? What challenges are ahead as we move toward activation?

1. How will consumer demands shape the future of the health care system?

1. What must be done to address the health and social needs of the aging population?

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Several specific groups within the population have been PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER to be especially vulnerable to health care quality problems, differential experiences in the health system, or increased burden of poor health. Among others,  PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER include the uninsured, the poor, the elderly, children, those living with mental or physical disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and the PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER ill. The vulnerability that these groups experience usually can be attributed to one or some combination of three factors: economic status or geographic location; health, functional, or developmental status; or ability to communicate. Not all sources of vulnerability can be fully explained by these PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER, however, raising important questions for further research.

Individuals may PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER vulnerable by virtue of their financial circumstances or geographic location. These factors can present obstacles to obtaining needed health care and can result in increased exposure to PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER risks. Those who disproportionately experience access problems include those whose income and/or health insurance status place them at increased PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER for encountering barriers to accessing needed services and those who live in PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER

 

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