Navigation Links
Internists diagnose health-care system ills, show how to achieve universal coverage
Date:12/3/2007

e, and an author of the paper.

A recent survey by the Commonwealth Fund of adults in seven industrialized nations indicates that Americans share ACPs view that the U.S. health care system is inefficient and could be greatly improved by providing access for all Americans to a primary care physician for continuous, comprehensive, coordinated care.

The Commonwealth Fund survey found that that U.S. patients are more likely to report experiencing medical errors, go without care because of costs, and say that the health care system needs to be rebuilt completely. As medical care becomes more specialized and complex, adults in all seven countries said they place high value on having a relationship with a primary care or personal physician who is accessible and coordinates their care.

Patients with this model of care a patient-centered medical home, which ACP proposes reported significantly more positive experiences, including having more time with their doctors, more involvement in care decisions, and better coordination with specialists and hospitals. They were also much less likely to report medical errors, receiving conflicting information from different doctors or to encounter coordination problems, such as diagnostic tests or medical records not being available at the time of care and duplicate tests.

In an accompanying editorial, Harold C. Sox, MD, MACP, editor of Annals of Internal Medicine, notes that the paper recommends that the country seriously consider a single payer system as one way to provider universal access to health care. Countries have achieved universal access with pluralistic systems, not unlike our own. Both can achieve the greater end that should be our highest priority: equal access to basic health care for every citizen.


'/>"/>

Contact: Stephen Majewski
smajewski@acponline.org
215-351-2514
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Internists Diagnose Health Care System Ills, Prescribe Remedies to Achieve Universal Coverage, Better Quality, and Lower Costs
2. RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
3. Are too many people diagnosed as depressed?
4. Frequent Prostate Screens Fail to Improve Aggressive Cancer Diagnoses
5. Study finds some kids are being misdiagnosed with asthma
6. Study documents rapid increase in youth bipolar disorder diagnoses
7. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
8. Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase
9. New HIV diagnoses rising in New York City among young men who have sex with men
10. New way to diagnose Alzheimers disease promises earlier treatment
11. Capsule endoscopy diagnoses more Crohns disease recurrence after surgery than colonoscopy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... LunaDress, a popular supplier of fashionable ... ladies, is now providing a discount of up to ... company’s cheap white prom outfits are available in different ... outfits. , There are over 400 cheap white ... the special offer is valid until August 29, 2014. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com,a ... occasion outfits, has unveiled its new collection of ... made to expand the company’s global market. Each item ... to the company’s senior spokesman, customers that have specific ... at iFitDress.com. Now, all the brand new items are ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 The National Cannabis Industry ... Southwest CannaBusiness Symposium on Saturday, August 23, from ... in Las Vegas. , Featuring keynotes by U.S. Representative ... (D-Las Vegas), the event will also include in-depth discussions ... NCIA is doing federally to advance a legitimate and ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Drews Dental Services is proud to announce the recent election ... Maine Dental Association (MDA). After serving on the Executive Board ... been sworn in to his new position. , Dr. Drews ... and being a part of the ADA House of Delegates ... 2015. He plans to advocate for the profession of dentistry ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Tara Haelle HealthDay ... -- Kidney injury can be added to the list ... medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia ... (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal) and olanzapine (Zyprexa) are approved by ... disorder, schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders. They are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Popular Supplier LunaDress Providing an Exclusive Assortment of White Prom Dresses at a Discount of Up to 67% 2Health News:Discounted Pewter Evening Dresses For 2014 Unveiled By Company iFitDress.com 2Health News:SATURDAY IN LAS VEGAS: U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, State Sen. Tick Segerblom Keynote National Cannabis Industry Association Southwest CannaBusiness Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Drews Elected VP of Maine Dental Association 2Health News:Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly 2Health News:Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly 3
... parents of Canada’s conjoined twins and to the public, who ... of several tests that the twins are growing normally. ... Tatiana Hogan came into the world with their heads joined. ... sleep patterns, vision, hearing and responses to touch. , ...
... and type 2 diabetes increases the risk of death for ... of heart disease deaths by itself, but together they’ve been ... an analysis of more than 900 patients with established coronary ... with both type 2 diabetes and symptoms of depression were ...
... has titillated the curiosity of investigators, by defying the ... the diagnosis of the disease, is absent in this ... not recognize this new strain, making detection of gonorrhea ... question, playing truant in this odd strain of gonorrhea, ...
... in the war against polio, Chief Minster Sheila Dikshit Saturday ... will be immunized Sunday. ,Launching another round of ... of children at her official residence here. ,Delhi ... just one case in 2005. ,'The only threat ...
... presented today shows angioplasty and stenting can prevent amputation ... patients// with severe critical limb ischemia and gangrene (tissue ... knee remained open, with a ninety-one percent success rate, ... all patients who were consecutively enrolled over a six-year ...
... as well kick the butt. There will be no escape into ... be- released bill// of British Columbia hits the public. ... ban smoking in all indoor public spaces as well as in ... any building accessible by the public. , Says Health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Combination of Depression and Type-2-diabetes Lethal for Heart Patients 2Health News:Multi-Year Data Shows PAD Treatment Prevents Amputation 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014  Sequence, Inc., an industry leader ... biotech and medical device manufacturers is opening a third office ... Louis , as a result of demand by clients ... which opened this month, allows Sequence to better serve new ... St. Louis office provides Sequence a ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 19, 2014 According to ... (Neurosurgical Navigation Systems, ENT Navigation Systems and Orthopedic ... Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020", the global surgical ... in 2013 and is expected to grow at a ... an estimated value of USD 295.5 million in 2020. ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... HERZLIYA-PITUACH, Israel , Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Premier, Stockholm : "IMNP"), a biotechnology company, ... to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market ... of the NASDAQ OMX Group. IMMUNE,s common stock is expected ... opening of trading on August 21, 2014 under the symbol ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quality and Compliance Solutions Provider Announces Opening of St. Louis, Missouri Office 2Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 2Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 3Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 4Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 5Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 6Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 7Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 8Global Surgical Navigation Systems Market to Reach USD 295.5 Million in 2020 - Report by MarketResearchReports.biz 9Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 4
... Laser,Centers, the largest provider of laser hair removal ... the addition of the VelaShape,cellulite reduction and body ... 30 additional locations before the end of March, ... FDA-approved for both cellulite,reduction and circumferential reduction of ...
... has,received its third $10 million tranche of equity funding ... milestones:,validating the efficacy and safety of its two topical ... influenza vaccine in,ferret studies., The company, a spin-off ... $30 million over the past 18 months from Perseus ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Laser Center Offers VelaShape Body Shaping and Cellulite Reduction Treatment 2NanoBio(R) Corporation Completes $30 Million in Equity Funding by Meeting Key Development Milestones 2
... The Awaya stereo test was developed to ... Awaya Stereo test employs the more reliable ... eye. It is not dependent on polarizing spectacles ... first target is an attractive image of a ...
... is designed to assist patients with red-green color ... filter cuts off wavelengths shorter than 582 nm ... of their most difficult color distinctions. A color ... determine whether a color is in the longer ...
Features a twist-on backswitch, with a diffused, cobalt blue light beam....
Heavy duty, all purpose illuminator available in blue and green. Unique Clip Switch automatically turns off when returned to pocket. Pre-focused lens tip Heine XHL Halogen bulb for bright, concentra...
Medicine Products: