Increasingly, the cost of care is unnecessarily dear, rising exponentially while the return on investment is falling precipitously. What can be done about improving the value of health care?
The cost of health care is already dear and rising exponentially while its "value" or the return on investment diminishes. What can be done?
Exercises Can Help Kyphosis, But.... Certain exercises may prevent or delay the progression of hyper-kyphosis or hunched back, but that cannot completely correct it; it normally progresses with age. For example, here's a YOGA pose that is recommended by Dr. Loren Fishman, a Physiatrist who is well-published on this and related topics.
The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that does not ensure that all of its citizens have healthcare coverage. Insuring America's Health: Principles and Recommendations, Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Science, January 14, 2004, last accessed Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Belly pains sufferers might later be diagnosed with anxiety or depression.
...to generate pieces (Dr. Caldwell Esselstyne, circa mid '60's). Specialists even more than primary care practitioners fractionalize care; that's costly; In the medical home, primary care treats the whole patient. To explain the drastic shift needed to encourage primary care and discourage a further and unjustified overabundance of specialists, know that: 35% of visits for circulatory conditions are to family physicians, 27% of visits for musculoskeletal problems are to family physicians
Do we pay too much for health care here in the US? Is there a plethora of specialists? And, what about the waste in the system? Yes, of course to all, but if you are the person who needs treatment, maybe the answer is "not really." If you can't get the medical help you need when you need it, maybe the fact that it is theoretically free doesn't mean anything. We're going to discuss global payment and hit upon both sides--reducing inappropriate access and improving appropriate access.
Identifying potentially preventable readmissions obeys Willie Sutton's Law. But, will you put all your eggs in that basket?
Strept Cultures and Rapid Strept Tests Objective. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all negative rapid diagnostic tests for Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngitis be backed up by culture, which creates a dilemma for clinicians who must make treatment decisions without complete diagnostic information at the time of visit. The use of a follow-up serial rapid antigen test instead of a follow-up culture would provide a more timely result.
Fixing health care without discouraging it