Major Issues With Health Care Systems
All that matters to a person is when the people he/she loves are healthy; everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. All that troubles a government is trying to preserve and keep its citizens healthy. That might be the main reason why governments are pumping a lot of money in the health sectors as families invest a lot of money in the health of their loved ones. Unfortunately, as a lot is being invested in the health sectors there are many problems that trail behind them. These problems need to be handled economically and professionally in order to improve the health sectors.
Governments are working tirelessly to ensure that its’ citizens have health insurances. Unfortunately, millions of people have never been insured. Drastically has this number grown over the past years and is feared to rise even more. The level of poverty in many countries is to be blamed for this as many citizens cannot afford to insure themselves and their families. They therefore have very limited or no access to the health services. This has caused a tremendous increase in the number of illnesses in these countries.
The cost of running the health care is very expensive. Never the less, guaranteeing citizens of basic and improved health care is more than unbearable to many countries, not to mention the expensive medical technologies that some countries cannot afford. It’s not surprising to hear that some diseases cannot be controlled in some countries because of lack of necessary medical equipments to treat or control them. The cost of employing qualified personnel in the medicine field is another issue at hand. This expensive nature of health care has resulted to lack medical technology, drugs and also qualified personnel in many health cares.
Access to health is the determinant factor of the health disparities; universal coverage can never be a cure for this. Unfortunately, health disparities are affecting the minority groups in the society. These include women, children, the elderly, the disabled and the people living in the rural areas. They have very limited access to health services and are less likely to get proper medical care and attention. Governments ought to increase the affordability and accessibility of health services to make them readily available for the groups.
In addition to this, health care systems are carelessly losing many patients daily. Some patients die from the errors and accidents as a result of the carelessness of the working personnel in the health sectors. The doctors and nurses sometimes attempt procedures that need not to be done resulting to more harm or the death of the patients. This has been a very serious issue in many countries.
Health issues are very serious and should be attended to seriously to reduce the number of diseases and deaths within our communities leading to a health community.