Highlight the similarities and differences in the healthcare a patient receives in low- and high-income areas.
Your discussion of this item should highlight the similarities and differences in the healthcare a
patient receives in low- and high-income areas. Your comparison should be both clear and
effectively articulated. Make sure that at the end of this section you include the specifics related
to your patient– do he/she live in a high- or low-income area and how does this impact him/her?
For your discussion of similarities in healthcare received in low- and high-income areas, think
about how healthcare settings provide care, to whom they provide it, and the guidelines they
follow. Also, think about emergency services and to whom/how they respond. For differences in
healthcare received in low- and high-income areas, think about healthcare services offered in
high-income areas. Consider how provider offices/hospitals look, what specialties are offered,
and whether services are covered by health insurance. What type of clinics does one find in low income areas, and what type of services do they provide? How are these clinics staffed, and how
well are they maintained? Is it possible that someone in a high-income area and one in a low
income area prioritize health care in the same way?