News tagged with primary care

Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage

(AP) -- Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the landmark health overhaul that will bring them millions more newly insured patients in ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Health
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No more dithering on e-health

Canada is lagging behind many countries in the use of electronic health records and it is critical that the country's medical and political leaders set targets for universal adoption, states an editorial in CMAJ.

dateMar 01, 2010 in Other
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The most frequent error in medicine

The most frequent error in medicine seems to occur nearly one out of three times a patient is referred to a specialist. A new study found that nearly a third of patients age 65 and older referred to a specialist are not scheduled ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Health
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