The processes of continuous quality improvement healthcare
1. Lack of access to affordable health care: Many individuals and families lack the resources or insurance coverage needed to obtain quality medical care, leading to disparities in health outcomes.
2. Unequal distribution of providers: In some areas, there is an unequal distribution of doctors and other providers which may lead to reduced access for certain populations due to long distances or inability to afford travel costs.
3. Cost barriers: High healthcare costs can create a financial strain on many people making it difficult for them to get necessary services.
4. Racial inequalities: Racial minorities often have less access and receive lower quality care than their white counterparts, resulting in poorer health outcomes overall.
5. Low Medicaid reimbursement rates: Recent changes have led to much lower Medicaid reimbursement rates which has limited provider participation in programs that serve low-income populations and created further disparities in healthcare access & outcomes.