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Specialty Physicians Turn Away Two Thirds Of Children With Public Insurance

Sixty-six percent of publicly-insured children were unable to get a doctor’s appointment for medical conditions requiring outpatient specialty care including diabetes and seizures, while children with identical symptoms and private insurance were turned away only 11 percent of the time, according to an audit study of 273 specialty physician practices in Cook County, Ill. conducted […]

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ACP Advocates Reformed Medicaid Program That Put Coordinated Care At Forefront Of Efforts

A reformed Medicaid program must put coordinated primary care at the forefront of its efforts, the American College of Physicians (ACP) said in a new position paper released today at Internal Medicine 2011, ACP’s annual scientific meeting. Medicaid and Health Care Reform highlights how primary care physicians will assume a major role in providing care […]

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Increased Mandatory Screenings Help Identify More Children With Emotional/Behavioral Problems

A study published in the March 2011 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that Massachusetts’ new court-ordered mental health screening and intervention program led to more children being identified as behaviorally and emotionally at risk. The program is called the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). The study was led by researchers from MassGeneral Hospital […]

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Infants And Toddlers Suffer Mental Illness, Yet Seldom Receive Treatment

Infants and toddlers can suffer serious mental health disorders, yet they are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting developmental problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. This report references multiple related articles pertaining the early childhood mental health. The publisher has made the articles for available for free for an […]

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Scientists Report That Aggressive Care Raises Medicare Costs In End-Stage Dementia

A large proportion of Medicare expenditures for nursing home residents with advanced dementia, a terminal illness, is spent on aggressive treatments that may be avoidable and of limited clinical benefit, according to a new study by the Institute for Aging Research, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, published in the online version of the Archives […]

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United States Healthcare System Fails To Meet Key Federal Health Goals For Women

The United States has failed to meet most goals for women’s health – largely federal objectives drawn from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 agenda – according to a report released today on the status of women’s health by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Oregon Health & Science […]

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