Navigation Links
ACP: State of America's health care is poor
Date:2/2/2009

icans -- which could have a negative impact on quality, access, and timeliness.

- Massachusetts' experience is a case in point of what can happen if coverage is expanded without expanding the primary care workforce. When health insurance coverage was recently expanded to nearly 95 percent of the state's residents, some low income residents reported difficulty finding a physician or getting an appointment. In fact, the wait to see primary care physicians in Massachusetts has reportedly grown to as long as 100 days.

ACP's recommendations are supported by the 126,000 member organization's new comprehensive evidence review, How is a Shortage of Primary Care Physicians Affecting the Quality and Cost of Medical Care? Using more than 100 studies, the paper notes that "even though decades of research tell us that primary care is the best medicine for better health care and lower costs, the current U.S. health care system fails to support policies and payment models to help primary care survive and grow."

A paper published by the ACP in the Annals of Internal Medicine that compared U.S. health care with care in other industrialized countries found that the best performing health care systems abroad, unlike the United States, are built on a strong foundation of primary care.

"A better health care system must result in everyone having health insurance coverage, and everyone having access to a primary care doctor. Anything less than that will fail to provide Americans with access to affordable, comprehensive and personal care they need and deserve," Dr. Harris said in concluding ACP's State of the Nation's Health Care briefing.


'/>"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
2. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
3. Frequent Prostate Screens Fail to Improve Aggressive Cancer Diagnoses
4. New male sling procedure helps prostate cancer survivors who suffer from urinary incontinence
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
7. 4-Star Gen. Barry Mccaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Keynote Recovery Happens! Rally for Treatment: Wed., Sept. 5, 11 Am, State Capitol West Steps, Sacramento
8. Expert on Emerging Infectious Zoonotic Diseases Joining K-State as a Regents Distinguished Professor
9. Red wine compound shown to prevent prostate cancer
10. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
11. PA Secretary of Public Welfare Responds to Warren State Hospital Closure Rumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, May ... with a normal, healthy weight, already have one or more ... 22 percent of today,s teens have borderline-high or already high ... have pre-diabetes or diabetes, according to the new research based ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- In a ... high decibels on their MP3 players were also more likely than ... at concerts and clubs were more likely to drink heavily and ... don,t prove that loud music or concerts have anything to do ...
... tuberculosis vaccine is often used as a treatment for ... vaccine,s effectiveness, according to new research from the University ... Urological Association annual meeting. , Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D., associate ... study in a mouse model showing that a combination ...
... May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Having so-called intensivist physicians on ... death rates in ICUs that do not have similar coverage ... An intensivist is a doctor who specializes in the care ... or co-manage patients during the day are referred to as ...
... in Spanish . Flexible sigmoidoscopy, a ... has fewer side effects than colonoscopy, is effective in reducing ... cancer, according to research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, ... study that spanned almost 20 years, researchers found that overall ...
... Multiple research projects including a 2006 study ... Hill have used DNA microarray analysis to identify ... basal-like and HER2-enriched. Simple tests are being developed to ... patients in a more biologically-based way. In turn, these ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study 2Health News:U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study 3Health News:Teens' Love of Loud Music Tied to Drinking, Drug Abuse 2Health News:Vitamin D + TB vaccine: Allies in fight against bladder cancer? 2Health News:Night Staffing With Critical Care Docs May Lower ICU Death Rates 2Health News:NIH study finds sigmoidoscopy reduces colorectal cancer rates 2Health News:NIH study finds sigmoidoscopy reduces colorectal cancer rates 3Health News:NIH study finds sigmoidoscopy reduces colorectal cancer rates 4Health News:Discovery suggests new combination therapy strategy for basal-like breast cancers 2
(Date:1/15/2014)...  According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the ... the United States and European ... expand moderately through 2022, with embolization particles representing ... interest in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and radioembolization spheres ... these markets. The European radioembolization sphere ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Global ... Systems -- Focus on End Users ... OBJECTIVES A drug delivery system ... in today,s growth in the pharmaceutical industry. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 ... ), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized ... of advanced heart failure, today announced that it ... will be approximately $53 million, bringing expected full-year ... "Our full-year revenue growth of 87% for 2013 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 2HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 4
... risk factors such as high blood sugar and insulin, ... before pregnancy, predict whether a woman will develop diabetes ... study in the current issue of the American ... suggests that metabolic screening of all women before ...
... Texas, Oct. 12 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today that Dr. ... present at the upcoming BioCentury Newsmakers in the Biotech Industry ... 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Metabolic Status Before Pregnancy Predicts Subsequent Gestational Diabetes 2Metabolic Status Before Pregnancy Predicts Subsequent Gestational Diabetes 3Metabolic Status Before Pregnancy Predicts Subsequent Gestational Diabetes 4Metabolic Status Before Pregnancy Predicts Subsequent Gestational Diabetes 5Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to Present at BioCentury Newsmakers in the Biotech Industry Conference Oct. 22nd 2
Tennant angled tying forceps with extra delicate smooth jaws, 6 mm tying platform, For 9-0 to 11-0 sutures. Overall length 108 mm....
Catalano curved tying forcep has 6 mm V-grove tying platform. Overall length 100 mm....
Kelman - McPherson angled tying forceps is long with tying platform 10 mm, serrated handle and polished finish....
Suture tying forceps (S&T) is straight, 13.5 cm long, flat handle, 9 mm wide, tip diameter 0.3 mm with tying platform....
Medicine Products: