Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Americans Give the Health Care System Very Low Grades

Recent surveys by the Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation suggest a major dissatisfaction with U.S. health care. 2/3 of respondents gave it a barely passing or failing grade overall. 71% said they had trouble getting access to care when needed. Nearly half said their care was poorly coordinated and wasteful. About half also gave hospital care a grade of C, D, or F. Our practice has recently been recognized by the National Center of Quality Assurance as a Physician Practice Connections®--Patient Centered Medical Home™(PPC-PCMH), which directs that the patient’s family doctor coordinates the care and makes it more accessible. Hopefully, this will improve our national health care, make it more affordable and accessible.

See Family Practice News(click here), May 1, 2011, p. 60.

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