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More chronic illnesses, more diseases of old age, consumers demanding more quality and safety, physicians no longer in typical private practice, and high deductible health care polices are each about to cause major changes in the practice of medicine and how it is delivered to patients. Will this come about smoothly or, more likely, with some serious hand wringing?
Health care delivery will change substantially in the coming years. This is not because of reform but rather due to a…Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on October 10, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Our care is generally good in the United States but not as good as it could be nor as good as it should be. There are multiple problems to consider.
First, ours is a medical care system not a health care system. We focus on disease once it has occurred but give relatively little attention to maintaining health and developing wellness.
Clearly there is a need for greater attention to disease prevention and health promotion. Second, our sytem developed over many decades to…Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on October 1, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments