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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