Access to Care

Access to Care

Using the required readings discuss how as a future nurse practitioner and/or nurse leader, you will oversee care for patients with many types of insurance plans and prescribe treatments which include follow-up care/therapy and prescriptions. What would you recommend as options or strategies to improve access to care?
Required Readings and references
Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals
Chapter 13: Innovation for the Delivery System of the Future: Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, and Bundles Payment Initiatives
Chapter 14: Hospitals: Consolidation and Compression
Chapter 15: Enhanced Primary Care Roles for Nurses and Other Professionals
Chapter 16: Physicians: It Is Increasingly about the Team
Chapter 17: Health Information Technology and the Intersection of Health Policy
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Search for articles about access to health care.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Browse this site by topic, for example, health reform, disparities policies, immigration, prescription policies, uninsured/coverage, and so on.
Take the Uninsured Quiz and the Health Issues and the Election Quiz.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Browse this site for health policy priorities on racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

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