Health Disparities In Urban Areas

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The difficulties that health care providers and patients in rural areas are hugely different than those in urban areas. Rural Americans face various obstacles that create health disparities in health care not found in urban areas. Rural risk factors for health disparities include geographic location, lower socioeconomic status, greater rates of health risk behaviors, and less job opportunities. Other factors include economic factors such political, cultural and social differences, low educational levels, are major challenges faced by the minority people. Health disparities remains a serious problem across the nation mostly affecting those in rural areas. There is increase of mortality rate due to high rise of chronic diseases, high out of pocket payment, lack of insurance, limited health professionals and health care facilities (Crosby, R. A., Wendel, M. L., Vanderpool, R. C., & Casey, B. R. (2012). Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions. John Wiley &…show more content…
African Americans, are three times more likely to die from heart disease compared to whites. A recent US government report showed that since 2007, inpatient care for people with heart failure has actually grown worse for Hispanics or Latinos, Native Americans, and Alaska Natives (Health Policy Brief: Achieving Equity in Health," Health Affairs, October 6, 2011). A recent study of rural health professionals and practitioners found that right to health services continues to be a major priority, therefore showing that concerns about access to primary and hospital care continue to have influence when it comes to healthy policy in the rural population (David Hartley. Rural Health Disparities, Population Health, and Rural Culture. American Journal of Public Health: October 2004, Vol. 94, No. 10, pp.

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