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Why It's So Important To Have A Primary Care Doctor

The value of primary care, however, has remained unclear and debated, in part due to limited research. The United States health care system is generally centered around hospitals and specialty care.  A new Northwestern Medicine study was the first to directly compare the quality and experience of outpatient care between adults with or without primary care.…

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Study Shows Why America Needs More Primary Care Doctors

The United States health care system is generally centered around hospitals and specialty care. The value of primary care, however, has remained unclear and debated, in part due to limited research. A new Northwestern Medicine study was the first to directly compare the quality and experience of outpatient care between adults with or without primary…

Researchers warn online GP consultations need careful implementation

The new NHS 10-year plan launched earlier this month [7 January] states all patients in England will have access to a “digital first primary care offer”, such as GP online consultations, by 2022/23. Online consultations have the potential to improve patient access and reduce face-to-face contacts, freeing up GP time.  Research led by NIHR CLAHRC…

Governors Have Different Visions To Transform Health Care

Republican and Democratic governors have strikingly different visions for the future of health care, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Public Health. While Republican leaders favor maintaining or shrinking public health insurance programs, Democratic leaders are advancing several new proposals to expand public coverage, including "public option" and single-payer health reforms.

Price Hikes On Older, Brand-Name Drugs Share Blame For Surging Drug Costs

The pharmaceutical industry, in recent years, has been marked by a cycle of outrage from patient groups, insurers and politicians each time a particularly expensive new drug hits the market. The considerable ticket price attached to blockbuster newcomers inevitably draws a widespread public outcry, and, lingering in the media spotlight, are often cited as the most likely culprits driving the skyrocketing drug costs in the United States.