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Harris Poll: Doctor Visit Satisfaction (2015)

On their most recent visit to a health care provider, 88% said they were satisfied with the experience. This compares to 91% satisfied with their last visit to a restaurant, for example, 63% [...]

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Gallup Poll – Confidence in Healthcare 2017

Gallup Poll found 37% of people had a Great Deal or Quite a Lot of confidence in the medical system in 2017. This compares to high confidence levels for the military (72%), small business (70%) [...]

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Time to Improve Mental Health Care

The case of 17-year old Jordan “Jordie” Binion highlighted once again the heartbreak of mental health care in the US. This week, NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden interviewed the young man’s parents, [...]

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Compare Countries on Healthcare (2018)

In-depth study of US and 10 other highest-income countries (UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark). Both costs and factors such as health [...]

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Better, Safer Healthcare: Take the Pledge

This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Part of me delights in the idea of championing better, safer healthcare. It’s a time to celebrate the improvements made over the past ten to [...]

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Chartbook on Patient Safety

The Patient Safety chartbook is part of the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report.  It shows the progress made on lowering hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) such as pressure [...]

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Health Reform – Consumer Thoughts about ACA – 2018

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll from February 2018 shows 54% of the public had a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010. While a substantial majority of Democrats continue to [...]

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Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) – What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s describes 10 Warning Signs. From the Alzheimer’s Association

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How Good is US healthcare?

Compare the United States with Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, UK and many other countries on longevity, key healthcare performance measures, and non-medical [...]

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Contributors to Childhood Obesity – By State

2011 Children’s Food Environment State Indicator Report by the CDC highlights selected behaviors, environments, and policies that affect childhood obesity through support of healthy eating. [...]