John's Health Care Utilization Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… The mutable factors are also known as enabling factors and are those factors that can change . As discussed earlier, there are several factors that John can change. The status of his employment can change. It may take some time and effort, but it is changeable. Another changeable factor is the possibility of a heart attack, or other life-changing health conditions. The last changeable factor that is the status of his …show more content…
He understands that he has high blood pressure, but with regular check-ups, routine blood pressure checks and taking the precautions to have his blood pressure treated he will avoid the chance of his hypertension worsening. He will have to take preventive care with his health to ensure that he remains healthy. There is the possibility of his needing to take anti-hypertensive medications to keep his pressure at an acceptable and safe level. He may also need to start a low-sodium diet, reducing the intake of fat that he would consume, watching his weight and managing his stress level because these will all play a role in keeping his blood pressure down and prevent a heart attack or hardening of his arteries. This changeable factor is available because John realizes his father had a heart attack, but that does not mean he has to have one. He can change and prevent his outcome by becoming an active participant in his health …show more content…
His income and insurance statuses are both changeable factors. When he finds a better paying job, he may be able to afford transportation that will allow him the vehicle to carry himself to and from work, also to, and from his physician’s office. A better paying job may allow John the advantage of affordable moving from the rural community that he currently resides in, to a better location. A better paying job may allow John to change physicians and have available timeframes that will work with his schedule in making his office visits. The factor that suggests John is low-income is also a mutable factor. John Q also has immutable factors; these types of factors are also known as predisposing factors. He cannot change; he is male and acquired an inherited condition from his father in the form of hypertension. He cannot change the fact his high blood pressure has put him at risk for a heart attack, stroke, enlarged heart, kidney damage, or arteriosclerosis. These are things that John has unquestionably no control of as they are indeed

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