The system has become so complex that it not only defies understanding but leads to analysts themselves becoming ensnared in its web, adopting its “logic” and language as the only way to make sense of at least some of the system’s features
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients and their understandings of the American Healthcare System
The most extensive US-based psychiatric study stated in research that individuals that fall under the lowest socioeconomic status are three times more likely to have a mental disorder than individuals in the highest status.
Health disparities are preventable and mainly affect socially disadvantaged people- the minority, making this disadvantaged population face worse health outcomes. Stereotype threat is prominent as a result of the interactions between patients and health providers.
Black and Brown people in America are two to six times more likely to die from health-related complications than their white peers, even when you look at people whose income is the same
The way the healthcare system is structured today is, you get paid for delivering a service, which typically has a CPT code for a physician or an NDC code for a drug, or a DRG code for the hospital admission
The United States spends more money than any country across this globe on healthcare and we do not get the same health outcomes. We do not have a healthcare system that it works the same for everybody.