By Eric C. Schneider, Arnav Shah, Michelle M. Doty, Roosa Tikkanen, Katharine Fields, Reginald D. Williams II, for The Commonwealth Fund, Aug. 4, 2021. The United States trails far behind other high-income countries on measures… Read More
The U.S. spends more on health care than any other high-income country but has the lowest life expectancy. The U.S. has the highest suicide rate among wealthy nations. By Roosa Tikkanen and Melinda K. Abrams,
Our profit-driven healthcare system is broken and your life, as well as your savings, are at risk. Unexpected medical bills, such as from out-of-network doctors who people thought were in-network, visits to the ER, hospital stays,
By SARAH BODEN, for WESA-FM, November 4, 2020. First-year medical student Sean Sweat “didn’t want to tiptoe around” issues of race when she sat down with 11 of her classmates to write a new version… Read More
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT News, Jul 21, 2020. When dermatologist Jenna Lester learned that rashes on skin and toes were a symptom of Covid-19, she started searching the medical literature for images of what… Read More
A state-by-state report measuring access to care, quality of care, health outcomes, and health disparities across the United States by David C. Radley, Sara R. Collins, and Jesse C. Baumgartner for The Commonwealth Fund. See...
CONTACT A STATE MEDICAL BOARD CONTACT A STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Looking for the website of a state or territorial health department? The resources below link to health departments in all...
Medical records privacy laws outline patients’ rights to secrecy of their medical information, and the circumstances under which that information may (or must) be disclosed. Choose a link from the list below for state-specific laws...
By Melissa Bailey, KHN.org, FEBRUARY 4, 2020. Excerpts from the original article. Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes,… Read More