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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

Dr. Rebecca Canner
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Rural Health Concerns (Definition)

Rural health concerns are the unique health problems that arise in rural settings. These problems may include access to specialist physicians or emergency rooms, as well as injuries or illnesses that are ...Read more


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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Insurance co-pays: I cannot know about every state and every insurance company, but to the best of my knowledge yes. And why wouldn't they even if they were not required? Health care providers who participate in these plans are generally receiving less than their normal private fees anyway. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Do electronic health records bring down health care costs?

Not really: Unfortunately they only increase health care costs dramatically. While there are few undeniable benefits, the overall strain on the medical system is unsustainable. ...Read more

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Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health. ...Read more

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Should employers have access to employee health records?

Should employers have access to employee health records?

Depends: Generally employee health records are not readily available except in cases of information on fmla forms and sometimes for particular job requirements. People should know that more information is available to employers in regards to diagnoses, etc when they get that information from employer sponsored health plans. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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What are essential public health services?

There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www.Apha.Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more

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What services do family planning clinics provide?

What services do family planning clinics provide?

Often provide: "Contraceptive counseling, Contraceptive implant insertion & removal, IUD insertion & removal ,Oral contraceptives, Injectable Contraceptives, Emergency contraception, sterilization" as well as education & various options for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read more

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Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Some laws govern: In recent years, the government has passed laws that set rules for protecting personal health information. I'm sure the laws apply to people and businesses that handle personal health information, regardless of whether or not a person or business is labeled a "personal health records service". ...Read more

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Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Not often: This has generally been legislated out of most plans although it was common in the past. Many plans, however, have time limitations so no coverage for many conditions including pregnancy for a period of 4-8 months after signing up to prevent people with no insurance or competing insurance from jumping into a new plan while already having a condition. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports., list of phone numbers prescription medicines. ...Read more

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Can dentists provide urgent care?

Can dentists provide urgent care?

Absolutely: Just like any other medical specialty, there are emergent situations in dental field. Common examples are severe dental pain, maxillary-facial trauma, severe infection, etc. Most dental offices have emergency hotlines and oncall doctors. However, if it is a life theratening situation or severe infection beyond toothache, you should go to hospital based dental clinic or an oral surgeron office. ...Read more

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Can there be more public mental hospitals/care facilities or private ones?

Can there be more public mental hospitals/care facilities or private ones?

I hope so.: They used to have state hospitals but they have gradually closed most of them and in their place, community mental health system. There are private psychiatric services in most general hospitals and other free standing ones as well. You can google them. ...Read more

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Should having the 1% funding us local community health be more important than global health?

Should having the 1% funding us local community health be more important than global health?

Both: This is not an either/or dilemma. Both local community health and global health are vitally important to improve. It would be wrong to ignore one at the expense of the other. Fortunately there are groups working to improve both. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Inspection Services (Definition)

Inspection services are government-run quality assurance organizations that mandate public health regulations, such as ...Read more