U.S. Majority Says Health Care Managed Poorly

U.S. Majority Says Health Care Managed Poorly

Most U.S. adults (56%) say health care in general in the U.S. is handled poorly, according to an AP-NORC report published September 12. Of this total, 35% said health care is handled “not too well” and 21% “not at all well.” By comparison, 32% said it is handled...
How Health Care Inequities Cost Lives

How Health Care Inequities Cost Lives

One mantra of modern health care is, “Hand hygiene saves lives.” At hospitals, clinics and schools, it is emphasized continuously. The easiest way to avoid disease transmission is to wash your hands thoroughly and consistently. The practice dates back to 1846 when...
How We Can Address Social Determinants of Health

How We Can Address Social Determinants of Health

She was a shut-in admitted to the telemetry unit. This was the latest of several readmissions that year, and we suspected that she could not afford the co-pays for her medication. When I inquired if she needed medication assistance, she admitted to not taking the...