Mr. Jones had congestive heart failure, COPD and other chronic health problems. He was doing a poor job of taking his many prescribed medications. He made weekly visits to the Emergency Room. While he had low health literacy, a visit to his home by a medical student helped explain the impact of his health determinants.
It is July 1, 2017. A 67-year old man complaining of chest pain, shortness of breath and dizziness smartly calls 911 for an ambulance. The ambulance takes him to a nearby hospital. The medical staff examines the patient in the emergency room. They diagnose a heart attack (AMI – Acute Myocardial Infarction). They must quickly