Navigation Links
Strategy for improving health care for uninsured, low-income, and minorities in the US
Date:10/6/2011

New York, NY, October 7, 2011A new set of strategies released today by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System could dramatically improve how the U.S. health care system serves vulnerable populationsthose in the U.S. who are uninsured, low-income, or members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

According to the new report, Ensuring Equity: A Post-Reform Framework to Achieve High Performance Health Care for Vulnerable Populations, closing the health care divide will require a three-pronged policy framework that ensures adequate access to health care and financial protection, strengthens the health care system's ability to serve vulnerable populations, and supports coordination between the traditional health care system and the resources outside of the health care system that vulnerable groups rely upon.

The report highlights the significant divide between vulnerable populations and their more secure counterparts in rates of receiving recommended screening and preventive care, control of chronic diseases, and hospital admissions for conditions that may be preventable with good primary care and community health outreach. For example:

  • Just four of 10 low-income adults receive all recommended screening and preventive care, compared with six of 10 higher-income adults.
  • Nearly three of 10 (29%) uninsured adults diagnosed with diabetes do not have it well controlled, twice the rate of the insured (15%).
  • Black adults are hospitalized for heart failure at rates (959 per 100,000) more than twice the rate for Hispanic adults (466 per 100,000), and nearly three times the rate for white adults (349 per 100,000).

"Our current economic situation has increased the number and proportion of people who are vulnerable, leaving even more families at risk of suffering from our health care system's inequities," said Commission Chair David Blumenthal, M.D., Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine a
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Mahon
mm@cmwf.org
212-606-3853
Commonwealth Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. New strategy likely to speed drug development for rare cancers
2. Study points to strategy for overcoming resistance to targeted cancer drug
3. Research identifies marketing mix strategy for pharmaceutical firms
4. New Strategy Trains All Soldiers in Trauma Care
5. NIH supports new research strategy for finding a cure for HIV
6. Coping Strategy Depends on Strength of Emotion: Study
7. Innovative duct tape strategy saves hospitals time, money; improves infection prevention
8. New strategy to attack tumor-feeding blood vessels
9. Researchers develop strategy to improve patient adherence
10. Potential new strategy to reduce catheter blockage
11. A Pacman strategy to boost the immune system to fight cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... jacket is a hip- or waist-length garment for the ... in the front or slightly on the side. A ... a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, ... well-known clothing manufacturer and retailer, has delightedly released its ... are offered at extremely low prices? , The ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Older people become more physically vulnerable during bereavement, new ... hormones during bereavement changes with age, British researchers say. ... more likely to have weakened immune systems and develop ... and months after loss, we can suffer from reduced ... white blood cell and as such are essential at ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Limited spots remain at Becker's Healthcare's upcoming ... are still available for Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting ... 23-25, 2014 at the Swissotel Chicago. , Only 10 ... Strategy Roundtable on November 4, 2014 at the Ritz ... Hospital Review Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable on November ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... manufacture and refine carbon dioxide, selling it to downstream ... largest markets for carbon dioxide are food and beverage ... products, such as fruits, vegetables or pizzas. The gas ... Beverage manufacturers use the compound to carbonate soft drinks, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay ... can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one ... Sept. 18 in Current Biology , are a step ... Experts said the hope is to eventually be able to ... a drug -- and which people would fare better with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cool Jackets Are For Sale At Fecbek.com 2Health News:Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says 2Health News:Limited Spots Remain at Becker's Upcoming ASC and Hospital Conferences 2Health News:Carbon Dioxide Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Carbon Dioxide Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says 2Health News:One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says 3
... States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship ... J. Snowe, R-Maine, today convened a roundtable to ... small businesses. Participants at the roundtable, entitled "Healthcare ... of Small Businesses," included U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, ...
... -- Skyrocketing prescription drug prices are stinging Illinoisans over the ... the basics, like food and utilities, in order to afford needed ... drugs see record price increases, the majority of the state,s 50 ... medications in the coming year. , , "No ...
... "Keratosis Pilaris," "Keratosis Pilaris." Hmm, sounds weird, doesn,t it? ... to the American Academy of Dermatology nags 40 percent of ... family of moisturizers is launching www.littleredbumps.com , ... associated with Keratosis Pilaris also known as KP. , ...
... OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 Members of SEIU UHW ... outside the Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, to release newly ... former top union officials were advised by their attorney that some ... and then followed their lawyer,s advice on how to cover them ...
... can cause menstrual woes, infertility, researchers note , THURSDAY, ... bring some relief to the one in 10 women ... disease called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). , ... hormones -- including testosterone -- and often develop ovarian ...
... chest pain patients in the emergency department, instead of the ... length of stay and hospital charges, according to a study ... WA. The SOC workup, which is timely and expensive, consists ... stress testing. , , Fifty patients were included in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Landrieu, Snowe Convene Roundtable on Healthcare for Small Businesses 2Health News:Landrieu, Snowe Convene Roundtable on Healthcare for Small Businesses 3Health News:High Rx Costs Hammering Illinois' 50+ Population 2Health News:Video: What Are Those Little Red Bumps? 2Health News:Video: What Are Those Little Red Bumps? 3Health News:Newly Obtained Information Shows That Ousted Union Leaders Plotted and Covered Up Wrongdoing 2Health News:Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... Sept. 18, 2014  Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on licensing, developing and commercializing innovative biopharmaceutical ... exercise of the underwriters, option to purchase 675,000 ... the company,s previously announced public offering of 4,500,000 ... are being offered by Aratana Therapeutics.  With the ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014 Research and ... Market Monitor : Global Chiral Separation Columns Market" ... chromatography is a technique involving two enantiomers of the ... consisting of a single enantiomer, thus possessing different elution ... such as cellulose. The chiral separation chromatography ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  Decision Resources ... the United States , 54 ... GlaxoSmithKline,s BRAF inhibitor Tafinlar for BRAF -mutation-positive ... who have prescribed GlaxoSmithKline,s MEK inhibitor Mekinist. Among ... percentage (42 percent and 43 percent, respectively) expects ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 2Micro Market Monitor: Global Chiral Separation Columns Market 2At One Year Post-Launch, Approximately One Half of Surveyed U.S. Medical Oncologists Have Prescribed Single-Agent Tafinlar and Mekinist to Their Malignant Melanoma Patients 2
... The award recognizes outstanding journalism demonstrating the ... discoveries and scientific,breakthroughs., WASHINGTON, June 19 ... announces the winners of the 7th Annual,Michael ... in honor of FBR,s,Chairman and 2008 Congressional ...
... Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL ), a,leading global full-service ... its experts will present at the upcoming Drug,Information ... scheduled,for June 22-26, 2008, at the Boston Convention ... speak on key topics in the clinical,development industry, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The Foundation for Biomedical Research Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards 2Kendle Experts to Present at the Drug Information Association 44th Annual Meeting 2Kendle Experts to Present at the Drug Information Association 44th Annual Meeting 3
... Pipetman Ultra is a fully adjustable, air-displacement ... It is the latest member of the ... characteristics: robustness, accuracy, and precision. We also ... feedback from our customers. Eight models cover ...
... cover the range from 2ul to 5000ul. ... lock design prevents inadvertent volume change. Novel ... Whole pipette is autoclavable at 121C(250F). To ... Suitable for one-handed operation. Auto or ...
... offers improved ergonomics for today's exacting ... grippy finger rest and the large ... efficiency. Finnpipette Digitals also feature soft-touch ... (pat. pend.) and super blow-out for ...
... In the specialty areas ... or intensive care work, it ... in your practice. Alokas motorized ... Doppler and Tissue Harmonic Echo ...
Medicine Products: