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Improving access to care in Zambia

Emergencies occur everywhere, and each day, they consume resources regardless of whether there are systems capable of achieving good outcomes. (WHO Bulletin)

The above emphasises the essence of developing emergency medicine by improving access to emergency care. 665 more words


Colon Cancer Hotspots: More Similar to Romania and Russia than to Rest of the U.S.

The large drop in colorectal cancer death rates in the United States is one of the real success stories in cancer. But while the risk of death from colorectal cancer is at a historical low for most Americans, progress has lagged among residents of the Lower Mississippi Delta and other rural areas; areas… 303 more words


State of Illinois Funded Community Mental Health Services Providers

Here is a listing of Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health community mental health service providers and their contact information. The list, dated on January 7, 2015, was provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services.   32 more words

Access To Care

Facilitating change: Five Lessons learnt facilitating training in Zambia

I am travelling to Zambia next week to evaluate and build on a project to improve access to emergency care in the country. It seemed like a good time to reflect on some key aspects of what constitutes successful facilitation.   889 more words


KHI Patient Partnership Council

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), http://www.kidneyhealthinitiative.org , a collaboration between the FDA and the greater nephrology community, has the goal of enhancing the quality of patient care and safety, and fostering innovation in kidney disease.  40 more words

Quality Improvement

Medicaid Primary Care Parity

From Health Affairs:

For 2013 and 2014, the federal government raised payment rates to Medicaid primary care providers. Only some states plan to extend the rate increase. 135 more words

Provider Reimbursement

Ebola: Are we learning the right lessons?

Last week I attended a conference where the Ebola outbreak was covered by addressing rapid needs assessments and identification of potential cases, the effect of Ebola on Health Workers, lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreak, hazard vulnerability assessments to prioritize treatment, electronic data management during Ebola, flying patients with Ebola, isolation during an Ebola outbreak, mass gatherings and Ebola, the thermal burden of Ebola and a qualitative analysis mapping the intervention efforts. 866 more words