Tag: primary care

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October 14, 2016

Why The Government Tried To Fix Primary Care And Failed

Americans spend more per-capita on medical care than just about any other country and, yet, they often have little to show for it. Americans have worse access to care than people in other countries, and are often less likely to … Continue reading

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July 25, 2012

Rationing at the Bedside: Dr. Roger Barrow on Ethical Issues in Family Medicine

We are pleased to share with you a guest blog post from Roger Barrow, MD. Dr. Barrow is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and practices at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.…

November 23, 2009

Caplan: Pay Up for Quality Care, Or Else

The trent toward concierge medicine is not a good thing, says Art Caplan, today on MSNBC.com. Why not just draw a big bright yellow line across the street that indicates that “the haves” can get quality care over here and “the have nots” cannot get quality care over there?…

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June 6, 2012 12:06 pm

The Doctor Will See You In Walmart (InformationWeek)

Officials at Telemed Ventures told InformationWeek Healthcare that Walmart recently began a pilot program at its Bensalem, Penn., store that allows doctors to examine patients with minor illnesses. The retailer also plans to offer telehealth services at its supercenter in Willow Grove, Penn., which is currently under construction. Walmart hopes to expand the service to other stores across the country, eventually offering primary care services to millions of Americans at a lower cost than traditional clinics and small physician practices.