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Doctor insights on: Punch Lines For Health Care

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Let's start rejecting health care!?

Ok: Ok- go for it. Let us know how that works for you. ...Read more

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What is transformational health care about?

What is transformational health care about?

Quality & Safety 1st: Over the past decade there has been a "quiet revolution" going on in healthcare as we attempt to apply many of the principles of quality improvement from other "high risk" professions to our own. The goal is to significantly reduce avoidable errors, focus on safety, improve communication, and have transparency with respect to outcomes data. It's been a slow process but care is clearly improving. ...Read more

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What are types of bills causing health care to be unaffordable?

What are types of bills causing health care to be unaffordable?

HEALTHCARE ?: Watch the movie SICKO by Michael Moore. The bulk of the money is kept by insurance companies. The CEO'S of most companies make 5-10 million/Yr. The companies are for profit. The business adage is to improve profit, cut costs. The insurance companies have no system of checks and balances. They arbitraliy make decisions with no medical knowledge. The President would have to make a stand to change ...Read more

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Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Understand the: Patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...Read more

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What is maternal health care?

What is maternal health care?

Maternal medicine. : We generally use that term in reference to the health care needs of an expectant mother (pregnant woman). ...Read more

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What is preventive health care?

What is preventive health care?

Preventing Disease &: Preventive Medicine is the branch of medicine which deals with prevention of diseases and well-being of persons and keeping people healthy
It includes advice and providing Immunisations. Physical Examinations, Screning for diseases for prevention and early diagnosis before the disease advances
Advise about proper nutrition and Exercise, smoking cessation and healthy living ...Read more

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What is preventative health care?

What is preventative health care?

Proactive: This would be proactive versus reactive. Included are things like regular visits to the Dentist to prevent dental problems instead of waiting for problem to occur. Yearly physical exam with blood work to check health status before you have a problem. Eating properly and regular exercise to help prevent things like diabetes and high cholesterol, etc. Your wise choices and actions prevent conditions ...Read more

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What is a health care system provider?

What is a health care system provider?

See below: Anyone who provides/delivers health care — a doctor, nurse, p.A., dentist, etc. ...Read more

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Why is preventive health care important?

Read further...: To decrease the risk of future illnesses and to keep health care costs down for you as an individual and for society as a whole. ...Read more

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Why is employee health care cost rising?

Why is employee health care cost rising?

400 words or less?: Enemy is us. Inexorable pursuit of health perfection over "good." physician lack of confidence and fear in making diagnoses on history / physical. Burgeoning administration "supervising" medical care. Substandard docs and medical societies who fail to police them. Legal system awards compensation beyond reason. Pharmaceutical, lab, imaging industries and media who market sickness to the public. ...Read more

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When did Obama pass the health care reform?

When did Obama pass the health care reform?

Early first term: This was passed as a joint activity of the US House and US Senate who modified the bill and agreed upon its provisions. Obama did not pass the bill but signed it after the Congress passed it. This is how all legislation is fabricated. ...Read more

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Are sensors the next big thing in health care?

Are sensors the next big thing in health care?

Probably not: The next big thing in healthcare is likely to be a re-woking of the model of delivery of helathcare within the usa and/or meanigful analysis of all the data collected= 'big data' it should be an exciting time as we harness creativity and sound scientific/analytic principles. ...Read more

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How can preventive health care help my children?

How can preventive health care help my children?

Preventative health: It is well-established that this reduces sickness and improves well-being. Parents can do a lot by setting an example as kids learn by imitating parents. Good habits like eating healthy, exercising routinely, etc... Will serve you and your family well. ...Read more

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What causes employee health care to rise so high?

What causes employee health care to rise so high?

400 words or less?: Enemy is us. Inexorable pursuit of health perfection over "good." physician lack of confidence and fear in making diagnoses on history / physical. Burgeoning administration "supervising" medical care. Substandard docs and medical societies who fail to police them. Legal system awards compensation beyond reason. Pharmaceutical, lab, imaging industries and media who market sickness to the public. ...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 will the new health care bill affect hospitalists?

Probably no effect: May not effect much any of the doctors. Maybe we have wait a little till it takes off I mean te health care reform. ...Read more

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How does health care reform affect voluntary benefits?

How does health care reform affect voluntary benefits?

Govt Health Benies: ! Those who voted in the team that got us this., hang on to your hat or the other end. Their way is such that nothing is voluntary when the irs is in charge of you paying. There are screening panels, for all care. If what you need is too expensive too bad. Canada has this plan, . That is why their folks flee to the us for care. My best advice. Find a young md who is good & will keep you healthy. ...Read more

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How is obamas health care plan going to affect doctors?

How is obamas health care plan going to affect doctors?

Many ways: It is an economic certainty that this plan will lead to rationing of health care. Therefore, physicians will likely treat patients with more advanced disease. More importantly, a survey by the dpma, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients showed that 83% of doctors have considered leaving medicine because of obamacare. ...Read more

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Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Lack of care and f/u: One advantage of school based health care is that kids who ordinarily would not go to the doctor or dentist can receive appropriate medical care. This includes children who may be uninsured or under-insured. ...Read more

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Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Please clarify: What are you really asking? About insurance? Sex workers need routine care from a good trusted family physician that knows about STDs and screening for HPV related cancers. One who can provide appropriate birth control as well. ...Read more

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Can you lose your health care plan because of obama care?

Mostly no: Some very low end plans, previously covered by employers, might end as a cheaper alternative is available under the Accountable Care Act. No one will lose coverage but alternatives might be presented. ...Read more

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How much does preventive health care reduce health costs?

How much does preventive health care reduce health costs?

Prentice health: The impact is quite significant and will be realized in many years ahead -provided the government does apply the presumed savings and use it irresponsibly for something else. ...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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What kind of preventative health care must I consider as I age?

What kind of preventative health care must I consider as I age?

Good question!!: Annual mammogram after age 40. Colonoscopy at age 50. Good relationship with a primary doc for evaluations, vaccinations, and blood work. Maintain your ideal body weight, stop all nicotine, exercise, take a chewable multivitamin daily and get surgery when recommended. ...Read more

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Want to retire in latin america. How good is health care there?

Depends: Depends mostly on the country and the quality of the health care system, almost everywhere you go thou, even us, being financially comfortable gives you a big edge to buy health care. There is no free ride anywhere. ...Read more

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What is the difference between living wills and health care proxies?

What is the difference between living wills and health care proxies?

See below: Living will is a legal document that lists your healthcare wishes when you become incapacitated or otherwise are unable to make your own decisions for any reason. You write this while you are of sound mind. A healthcare proxy is when you designate someone else (in a written document) to make healthcare decisions for you when you are not able to. Hopefully, they follow your wishes. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on what is the cause of runaway health care cost?

What's your opinion on what is the cause of runaway health care cost?

Bureaucracy/tech: When I started practice it took 1 desk person & 1 nurse to practice. 3 decades later, the staff had tripled to do the same work. HMO's PPO's audits, preauthorization's, all gave control of care to the insurers & set up paperwork & and endless bureaucracy of people second guessing the care. Tech and progress are part, but if you want to cut costs you need to cut the worthless paper pushers. ...Read more

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When does a patient lose the right to make own health care desicions?

Capacity: When a patient can't understand the illness or the indended treatment, what the outcome of the treatment would mean, or be able to deliberate to be able to make a meaniful choice based on the information given him/her. ...Read more

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I am worried about the health care reform law and how it will affect us?

I am worried about the health care reform law and how it will affect us?

Reform is Needed: Our current health care system spends twice as much per-person than most developed nations, 50% of which on the sickest 5%; spends almost-nothing on prevention; compensates physicians & hospitals based on volume rather than value; does not provide coverage for 50 million americans; has quality outcomes that are at-best middle-of-the-pack, and; is contributing to our national debt. Help is needed. ...Read more