Bridging the Gap in Geriatric Healthcare: A Proposal for Universal Medical Equipment Coverage under “Med for All”

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Peeradon Dutsadeevettakul
Darin Tangsittitum

Abstract

Introduction: The healthcare needs of geriatric patients are complex and multifaceted, often requiring specialized medical equipment for diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic conditions. However, the current healthcare system is often ill-equipped to meet these needs, resulting in disparities in access to medical equipment and suboptimal health outcomes for geriatric patients. To address these challenges, we propose a new health policy for universal medical equipment coverage under the "Med for All" initiative.


 


Objective: The study aims to present the proposed health policy for universal medical equipment coverage and to assess its potential impact on healthcare outcomes.


 


Conclusion: The proposed system was found to be feasible and cost-effective, with the potential to improve access to medical equipment and health outcomes for geriatric patients. Its implementation could have a significant impact on improving healthcare outcomes for this vulnerable population.


 


Implications and Recommendations: The proposed policy has significant implications for policymakers, healthcare providers, and geriatric patients and their caregivers. It highlights the need for a more equitable healthcare system and ensures universal access to essential medical equipment. This includes investing in the necessary infrastructure and resources to ensure its success and working closely with stakeholders to address any potential challenges or barriers.

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Dutsadeevettakul, P. and Tangsittitum, D. (2023) “Bridging the Gap in Geriatric Healthcare: A Proposal for Universal Medical Equipment Coverage under ‘Med for All’”, Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Available at: https://jamsa.amsa-international.org/index.php/main/article/view/588 (Accessed: 21May2024).
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Public Posters (AMSC 2023 Taiwan)

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