One of the primary reasons for underutilization of healthcare services is cost. However, Kullgren, McLaughlin, Mitra, and Armstrong (2012) comment that over 20 percent of Americans do not seek out healthcare service in a timely fashion due to nonfinancial reasons. These barriers have to do less with affordability and more with accessibility and acceptability.
Nonfinancial barriers to healthcare include lack of transportation, long wait times, and work or family responsibilities. Consider, also, issues such as health needs, language, and cultural norms. Review the article in depth and discuss some healthcare policies that could be adopted to overcome these nonfinancial barriers to accessing healthcare.
Navigate to Google Scholar or use the South University Online Library and review the following article:
Kullgren, J. T., McLaughlin, C. G., Mitra, N., & Armstrong, K. (2012).
Nonfinancial barriers and access to care for US adults. Health services
research, 47(1pt2), 462–485.
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