Access to Primary Care for All? Question

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Topic 1: Access to Primary Care for All?

To what extent is primary care accessible to all populations in this country?

Answer the following in your discussion:

  • What are the main barriers to accessing primary care?
  • What is being done to solve this problem?
  • What else can be done?
  • How are NPs making a difference?
  • What does the literature say about the NPs ability to provide primary care?
  • What does the literature report as comparisons between primary care provided by an NP versus a physician?

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Access to Primary Care for All

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main barriers to accessing primary care
What is being done to solve this problem

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What else can be done

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How are NPs making a difference

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What does the literature say about the NPs ability to provide primary care
What does the literature report as comparisons between primary care provided by an NP
versus a physician


Running head: ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE FOR ALL

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Several barriers hinder patients from accessing primary care. Among them is the high
cost of healthcare coupled with lack of insurance. The cost of health is considerably high for
low-income earners. Low-income earners also have a challenging time accessing insurance as
they are unable to pay the required premiums. As such financial constraints are a significant
hindrance to them accessing primary care. Another barrier is the shortage of primary care
physicians. In rural areas, the ratio of patients to primary care physicians is high meaning that
there are few physicians to attend to the patients. The shortage of physicians and nurses causes
delays in accessing primary care and can negatively affect the quality of care offered (MartinMisener et al, 2015). Another barrier to primary care...


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