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Patients, Nurses and Doctors Blame Health Insurers for Increasing Costs and Barriers to Care

Health Populi

Most patients, nurses and doctors believe that health insurance plans reduce access to health care which contributes to clinician burnout and increases costs, based on three surveys conducted by Morning Consult for the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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People With Medical Debt Are Much More Likely to Be in Financial Distress in America

Jane Sarashon

.” Here we see that among people who have health insurance in the U.S., 55% of those with medical debt have had at least one limiting behavior due to cost — such as not going to the doctor for necessary care, skipping a test or treatment recommended by a doctor, or not filling a drug prescribed by a clinicians.

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Bridging the Therapeutic Divide: Age and Disability Discrimination in Tech-Based Health Settings

Bill of Health

The tendency to exclude older adults in the design process of technology is accelerating gaps in health care access and quality of life. For example, in both South Korea and Japan, it is widely advertised that kiosks in doctor’s offices and hospitals can reduce labor costs while increasing efficiency for patients.

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Health Care Planning for 2022 – Start with a Pandemic, Then Pivot to Health and Happiness

Health Populi

Patients’ postponing health care will continue for some, resulting in worse prognoses for them along with the need for providers to engage people where they are to bolster trust in their return to care sites. along with health disparities and inequities. Mortality will be up in the U.S.

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Learning from Dr. Eric Topol, Live from Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

Riffing on his great book, Deep Medicine: How AI Can Humanize Health Care , Eric started his talk donning my own professional hat as a heath economist, sharing data about America’s high health care spending with low ROI yield. What can going deep in medicine do for health systems, health care, doctors and patients?

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How the Coronavirus is Reshaping Consumer Trust – The Edelman Trust Barometer Lens and Health Impacts

Health Populi

” The most trusted spokespeople globally were found to be — far and away #1 — doctors and health authorities, among 4 in 5 consumers across the 12 nations polled. As I work on scenario planning for my forecast work on the impact of COVID-19 on the future of health care in the U.S., Finally, 61% of U.S.

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Americans Grew Digital Health-Data Muscles in the Pandemic – New Insights from the Pew Charitable Trusts

Health Populi

The third chart bolsters a fact we know-we-know about patients’ faith in health care providers as trusted data stewards : that is that apps recommended by doctors and hospitals more likely make patients feel more comfortable about using them than digital tools not vetted by a trusted source.

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