Amanda McClanahan, Natasha Martinez, & Tammy Thompson
March 15, 2015
Case Study Comparison
In reviewing the case study of a thirty-year-old mother with four young children we can expect her annual costs for health care services to be exponential, and unfortunately health care costs are continually rising. Although this mother does not have any special health problems or any special health concerns for her children, there are many variables to account for on a yearly basis. It is important that she chooses the best health care option for her, and her family that isn 't going to become an imposition. This family has many options to consider, and many benefits that they can consider, in order to assure that health care does not become a burden, rather than an asset to keeping her family healthy.
Expected Annual Health Care Expenses …show more content…
(2015) "The government estimates that the average family will spend an extra $15,630 until the child is 18". Annual checkups are important at any age, especially now that health care is more geared towards preventative care and has increased the frequency of being checked up on by your physician. A list of necessary tests and examinations for adolescents include, but are not limited to; scheduled immunizations, growth evaluations, cognitive and physical development, eye exams, hearing exams, dental exams, and the need to have labs ordered to check for anemia, cholesterol, lead, and tuberculosis. "A child is recommended to receive a checkup as a newborn, 3-5 days old, 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36 months, and every year after that until they are at least 21 years old" (KidsHealth,1995-2015). The average office visit for children under the age of twelve is between $88 - $557, immunizations $94-$1255, and up to $50 for screenings annually (American Academy of Pediatrics,