“Equitable access refers to the distribution of health care services according to the patient’s self-perceived need (e.g., symptoms, pain, physical and functional status) or evaluated need as determined by a health professional (e.g., medical history, tests results)” (Shi, L. and Singh, D, 2015). Health care administrators are left with a difficult task in decision making as today’s health care system has become too complex with stiff standards and guidelines they must abide by. Not to mention, the hospital affiliation, the programs and insurances that are available to those who may qualify that in turn affect reimbursement for services. Rural areas are faced with lower funding and fewer physicians resulting in lower quality of care and diminishing accessible care while metropolitan areas have more resources with higher physician staffing that allows the patient to receive better quality of services. A patient should be able to get the same level of care regardless of the area of service or income level. This practice leaves these small areas to be sicker than other areas. Christian health administrators can start understanding these types of challenges and find ways to treat every individual the same as anyone else and not by how much they can afford for healthcare regardless of the area they live in. These encounters are a huge challenge to take on as an administrator, but God sees everyone in his own image without diversity or categorization with regards to wealth or poor. Administrators have a duty to Christ to make conscious decisions in helping people the best they can for them to get the best quality and accessible care possible regardless of cost.
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