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Providers can dramatically improve American health care by focusing on value instead of volume, eliminating wasteful and inappropriate care, applying the best available evidence to their practices, and enhancing patient safety.
Less than half of acute care visits in the United States involve a patient's personal physician. Emergency physicians, who comprise only 4 percent of doctors, handle 28 percent of all acute care encounters and nearly all after-hours and weekend care.
Demonstrating a link between use of electronic health records in community-based primary care practices and higher-quality care, this study encourages prioritization of such technologies and their advanced functionalities.
This Research Brief summarizes research analyzing and comparing key components of children's primary care: having insurance, having a regular medical care provider, and actually receiving care when it is needed.
This research brief summarizes an analysis of data from a nationwide survey to determine why children eligible to be in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) are not enrolled.