ACOM340_Chapter12

Sdoctors communicating about health third edition du

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Unformatted text preview: ealth care does not reach potential in terms of keeping people alive and healthy, charging fair amount for services relative to other life expenses, or providing equitable treatment for everyone Ranks 37 out of 40 in world Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Analyzing the Issues Waste Excessive bureaucracy Hospital visits and other care could be avoided with better preventive efforts and more access and communication Receive recommended preventive care only 55% of time Treating chronic conditions costs more than preventing them Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Money spent on medical case is sometimes wasted Example: duplicate tests Lack of medical information technology Electronic medical records by only 28% of U.S. doctors Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Inequities and Oversights U.S. is wealthiest nation, but has a large gap between haves and have­nots Many families go without care because they cannot afford it Hea...
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