Mental health – 800 words
For example, individuals with chronic illnesses often require multiple specialties and frequent consultations with specialists which can be difficult or impossible to obtain if they don’t have access to a well-structured healthcare system. Additionally, many providers now offer telehealth services as a way of increasing access for patients living in remote areas or who otherwise lack convenient access. These developments show how essential it is for people today to have access to quality care within a structured Healthcare System
At the same time, there are still major barriers impeding individuals’ ability to gain full benefit from such systems – including disparities in insurance coverage between different socio-economic groups; lack of provider knowledge about patient needs; and difficulty navigating fragmented payment models. Thus, while Kleinman’s assertion remains true today, it understates the importance of providing adequate resources and support necessary for optimal functioning within these systems if meaningful progress is going to be made towards improving public health outcomes across the board by 2020.