Why health equity is good for patients and business
Inadequate access to healthcare has serious consequences for patients. Despite recent efforts to expand healthcare access (such as the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the United States), some long-standing disparities remain. For example, Hispanic Americans under age 64 are more than twice as likely to be uninsured as their White counterparts, according to a 2021 Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study. KFF also reported that Black Americans fared significantly worse than their White counterparts across 19 of 27 health measures, including infant mortality, pregnancy-related deaths, the prevalence of chronic conditions, and overall physical and mental health.
As a doctor founded, patient-focused company, Doctor Care Anywhere plc (ASX:DOC) believe that happy doctors mean happy patients. It’s a virtuous circle and one that we’ve built a great team to help keep going.