Domain 7 - Access To Care

Standard 7.2

Identify and implement strategies to improve access to health care services.

There are many factors that can contribute to lack of access to health care, including insurance status, transportation, travel distance, availability of a regular source of care, wait time for appointments, and office wait times. Social conditions also influence access to health care, including education and literacy level, language barriers, knowledge of the importance of symptoms, trust in the health care system, and employment leave flexibility. Once the barriers and gaps in service are identified, strategies may be developed and implemented to address them and improve access to health care services.

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