Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
As a disease considered preventable in its early stages, researchers stress the need to overcome barriers to cervical cancer screening and education in low- and middle-income countries.
Accountable Care Organizations aim to save Medicare system money while improving care, but patients who go out of network for primary appointments may see higher costs.
A $2,000 average potential bill for out-of-network care, and prevalence of out-of-network “surgical assistants,” shows a need for national policy changes, researchers say.
Nearly half of adults in their 50s and early 60s aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford health insurance after they retire, and two-thirds worry about the potential effects of health policy changes.
To reach patients in need, one doctor develops a training program to improve testing and care available for those with the genetic disease, starting in the Middle East.