Navigation Links
Primary care provides patients with better outcomes at lower cost
Date:11/19/2008

(Washington) A white paper, How is a Shortage of Primary Care Physicians Affecting the Quality and Cost of Medical Care?, released today by the American College of Physicians (ACP) documents the value of primary care by reviewing 20 years of research. An annotated bibliography based on a literature review of more than 100 studies documents the evidence to support the critical importance of primary care in providing patients with better outcomes at lower cost, and the urgency of the need to prevent shortages of primary care physicians.

"The evidence for the value of primary care is clear," said Jeffery P. Harris, MD, FACP, president of ACP. "It manifests itself in better quality of life, more productive longevity, and lower costs as a result of reduced hospitalization, improved prevention and better coordination of chronic disease care. The nation must take immediate steps to address the issues that threaten primary care's survival."

The ACP paper notes that policymakers are more likely to take the steps necessary to assure a sufficient primary care workforce if they are aware of the research on the importance of primary care to a high-performing health care system. Featuring more than 100 studies, the white paper provides an overview of current trends in the primary care physician workforce, the importance and value of primary care, and the growing demand for primary care services in the United States.

ACP calls on the federal government, large employers and other purchasers, health plans, and the medical profession itself to take immediate action to create a comprehensive national health-care workforce policy. ACP holds that the policy should:

  • focus on primary care;
  • adopt a patient-centered physician guided model of health care delivery to provide Americans with optimal care; and
  • restructure payment policies to support the value of care provided by primary care physicians.
  • provide debt relief t
    '/>"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. AMA Works to Reverse Primary Care Physician Shortage
2. Primary Insomnia Tied to Brain Neurochemical Imbalance
3. Study links primary insomnia to a neurochemical abnormality in young and middle-aged adults
4. Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test Shows Potential to Aid in the Diagnosis of Cancer of Unknown Primary
5. Meijer Honored by Michigan Primary Care Association for Leadership in Promoting Health of Michigan Residents
6. What is the clinical features of primary aortoenteric fistula?
7. Most generalists reluctant to provide primary care for young adults with chronic illness
8. Integrating palliative care for dementia into primary care
9. Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Statement on Passage of Medicare Bill
10. Massachusetts Patients Offer Feedback on Their Experiences With Primary Care
11. Primary Care Physicians Prescriptions of Aricept for Alzheimers Disease Will Drop by 20 Percent Following the Availability of Generic Razadyne in December 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... ON Canada (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Sean Francis, ... for throwing out special challenges to his clients. He’s also known ... Club. He recently found a way to combine the two and ... has raised $2,000 for the Boys and Girls Club. , The ... Program, which started on June 23rd. Francis sent out emails and ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 As DePuy ... forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the ... ion levels to the failure of metal-on-metal hip replacements. ... of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, looked ... Articular Surface Replacement prostheses at least twelve months earlier. ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Wright ... lawsuit against DePuy Orthopedics , Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson ... that he suffers chronic pain after receiving a metal-on-metal DePuy ... years later to remove the artificial hip implant. The DePuy ... District Court, Northern District of Texas (Case No. 3:14-cv-2427) where ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 As ... (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), the June 25th, ... the electronic discovery world. It was also ... finally in, depending on whether it was seen from an ... But this much is fact, there is now precedent which ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... recent article released by Seattle's well known plastic surgeon, Dr. ... cosmetic surgical procedures in summer months . , ... to enliven the rainy Pacific Northwest, many people are turning ... work out as much during the winter as they had ... people eager to look their best for their summer vacations, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 2Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 4Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 4Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 5Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 2Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 3Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 4Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 5Health News:Best Summer Cosmetic Surgeries Revealed in Article By Seattle Plastic Surgeon 2
... Explains Connection Between Gum Disease and Diabetes, Heart ... People can,avoid much more than cavities with ... Reports. Preventing gum disease is gaining new urgency ... disease,stroke, and pneumonia., Gum disease (periodontitis) can ...
... April 7, 2008 Telik, Inc.,(Nasdaq: TELK ) announced ... will be presented at the 99th annual,meeting of the American ... Details of the presentations are as follows:, -- ... Targeting Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2; Sunday, ...
... Her Support to Campaign to Help Provide Tetanus Vaccines ... of Moms and Babies in Developing Countries, CINCINNATI, ... and mothers for four decades and today, the world,s ... its multi-year,multi-million dollar commitment to UNICEF to provide life-saving ...
... 2008 DARA,BioSciences(TM) (Nasdaq: DARA ) announced ... for the fiscal year ended December,31, 2007, as ... filed on March,31, 2008, contained a going concern ... announcement be made regarding the,receipt of an audit ...
... Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNUS ), a leading provider ... vascular,disease, announced today that it plans to report its ... after the close of market on April,21., VNUS ... p.m. PT,/ 5:00 p.m. ET on April 21. This ...
... Journey Lite of,Thousand Oaks, CA, today announced that in ... patients, it is reducing its cash price for,patients paying ... June 30, 2008, the cash charge for Lap-Band(R) surgery ... $13,499., "Everyone is being effected by declining employment ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Consumer Reports: If Your Gums Could Speak 2Health News:Telik Announces Preclinical Presentations at AACR Annual Meeting 2Health News:Actress/Producer Salma Hayek Launches The Pampers(R) 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Program to Benefit UNICEF 2Health News:Actress/Producer Salma Hayek Launches The Pampers(R) 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Program to Benefit UNICEF 3Health News:Actress/Producer Salma Hayek Launches The Pampers(R) 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Program to Benefit UNICEF 4Health News:Actress/Producer Salma Hayek Launches The Pampers(R) 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Program to Benefit UNICEF 5Health News:DARA Announces Information in Compliance with NASDAQ Rules 2Health News:VNUS Medical Technologies to Report First-Quarter 2008 Results and Webcast Teleconference on April 21 2Health News:Journey Lite of Thousand Oaks Announces Special Spring Price Discount In Response to Effects of Softening Economy on Patients' Pocketbooks 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.  (Ventana), a ... entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, ... in the United States and ... KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on the development and commercialization of ... Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment with Merck KGaA,s ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC BB: SOTK) today announced sales of  ... to sales of $2,202,000 for the prior year period, an ... also shown growth over the preceding quarter,s sales, continuing a ... year. Markets that experienced sales increases over the prior year ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Foundation today announced it has established a relief fund ... weather that has gripped much of the nation. AARP and ... to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP Foundation ... up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 2Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 3Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 4AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3
... to over 2,000 medical clinics nation wide, ... in mind, ChartingPlus relies heavily on a ... to improve documentation quality and increase productivity ... medical content is specific to your medical ...
... EncounterPRO Electronic Health Record ... System (WfMS) Specialties that ... and Immunology, Cardiology, Dermatology, ... Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics ...
MediNotes e is an EMR design which utilizes a "tab concept for navigation. MediNotes e can display multiple patients, encounter notes, workflow items, patient flow, messages, alerts, and more, all in...
... Medical Record Software Interface ... Interface with programs, populates ... custom reports. Accumedics Electronic ... is Microsoft compatible allowing ...
Medicine Products: