Thursday, August 25, 2011

Things effecting medical treatment

Survey results from a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change of about 15,000 individuals found:

+ A little more than 20% put off treatment because of things such as “long wait-times for appointments and inability to take time off work”.

They had responded to questions such as “Was there any time during the past 12 months when you didn’t get the medical care you needed?”

The study made recommendations, as health reform is being discussed, on ways to eliminate things that cause people to hold off seeing medical professionals including:

+ “Offering night and weekend outpatient services”

+ “ Increasing the se of telemedicine so patients don’t always need to travel to see doctor in-person”

+ “Offering onsite care for people with inflexible work schedules”

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