Dr. David Weidig Addresses Discharge Planning Initiatives in Pulmonary Medicine
David Weidig, MD, System Director of Hospital Medicine, Aurora Medical Group, Milwaukee, WI, says that readmissions are not necessarily a failure of medical treatment, but a failure of psycologic and social support systems for the patient that are not addressed while the patient is hospitalized. Dr Weidig states that the Society of Hospital Medicine's Project BOOST is a program that will allow people to look at tools that address the risks and issues that are key factors in readmission.
This video was taken on May 19, 2013, at the ATS 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Aetna Inc. has agreed to reduce out-of-pocket payments for most HIV and AIDS medicines after pressure from an advocacy group, revising coverage that had some patients paying $1000 a month for the drugs.
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