Patient Access

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There may be an association between the availability of a physician extender and length of time a patient waits for dermatology appointments in Ohio, according to a study.
Choosing a new city can be difficult for people with disabilities. There is a lot to think about, from the cost of a doctor's visit to the employment rate for people with disabilities. WalletHub analyzed and compared 150 of the most populated cities in the United States and ranked them, taking into account the economy, quality of life, and healthcare.
Dissatisfied with the litigation process, patients find satisfaction in communication-and-resolution programs, according to a recent study.
Recovering from the devastation in hurricane-affected areas will take a long time, as Michael Griffin, president and CEO and Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans, knows well.
As clinical trials get more complex and fewer patients are available to participate in any particular trial, technology is going to be critical for improving patient access to trials and making the whole process of being on a trial easier for patients and physicians, explained Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, the chief medical officer, chief scientific officer, and senior vice president of oncology at Flatiron Health.
At the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's Oncology Policy Summit, a physician administrator from the MD Anderson Cancer Center discussed weaving the patient focus into outcomes measurements.
In California, there are cultural-linguistic barriers, geographic barriers, and financial barriers that create challenges for patients trying to access high-quality care, says Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, of the University of California, Los Angeles, and principal investigator of the California Health Interview Survey.
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