Maura Cash – The ASC Industry’s Role in Reducing the Disparity of Care
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
🎙️ Does your surgery center screen for social determinants of health (SDOH)? Does your staff know how to identify a patient that may need extra support in order to experience positive outcomes?
In this thought-provoking episode, we explore the crucial topic of reducing the #DisparityofCare for those in our communities. Our guest, Maura Dent Cash, a seasoned nurse with 45 years of experience in the ambulatory surgery world, shares her valuable insights. Here are the key takeaways:
1️⃣ Disparity of care refers to the inequitable access to necessary care and desired outcomes for patients in surgery centers or medical facilities. It encompasses disparities at the access, care, and postoperative levels, highlighting the difference between equality and equity of care.
2️⃣ Social determinants of health, such as discrimination, income, education level, and physical environments, play a significant role in contributing to the disparity of care. These factors impact individuals’ healthcare by affecting their economic stability, social and community context, and access to appropriate care.
3️⃣ Surgery centers can reduce the disparity of care by focusing on education and identifying patients who need additional support. Providing patient education in formats tailored to their needs and implementing #SDOH assessments can help address the unique challenges patients face and improve outcomes.
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