10 12, 2019

What happens when you lose access to Primary Care?

2019-12-10T15:16:27+00:00

Paper of the Week: 10th December 2019 This week’s blog is brought to you by: Dr Joe McManners Full reference and title from the journal: Association Between a Temporary Reduction in Access to Health Care and Long-term Changes in Hypertension Control Among Veterans After a Natural Disaster Aaron Baum, PhD; Michael L. Barnett,MD, MS; Juan Wisnivesky,MD, DrPH; Mark D. Schwartz, MD. JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(11):e1915111. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.15111 (Reprinted) November 13, 2019 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2755309 Authors conclusion: The authors used the temporary closure of a primary healthcare facility as a natural experiment to examine the association between a temporary decrease in health care access and long-term control of hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia. The period of decreased access to healthcare services was associated [...]

What happens when you lose access to Primary Care?2019-12-10T15:16:27+00:00
2 12, 2019

Resources the same size as the annual GDP of Holland are wasted every year in the US health system, but there are solutions.

2019-12-10T15:17:12+00:00

Paper of the Week: 2nd December 2019 This week’s blog is brought to you by: Dr Joe McManners Full reference and title from the journal: Waste in the US Health Care System; Estimated Costs and Potential for Savings William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS1; Teresa L. Rogstad, MPH1; Natasha Parekh, MD, MS2 JAMA. 2019;322(15):1501-1509. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2752664 Authors conclusion: In this review, based on 6 previously identified domains of health care waste, the authors estimate the cost of waste in the US health care system to between $760 billion to $935 billion, this is approximately 25% of total US health care spending. The projected potential savings from interventions that reduce waste, (excluding savings from administrative complexity), range from $191 billion to $282 billion, representing a potential 25% reduction in the [...]

Resources the same size as the annual GDP of Holland are wasted every year in the US health system, but there are solutions.2019-12-10T15:17:12+00:00