News tagged with uninsured patients

Free clinics fill gaps in health safety net, survey finds

Free clinics across the U.S. provide care to about 1.8 million mostly uninsured patients annually and the majority of clinics receive no government support, according to the first comprehensive survey of all known free clinics ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Health insurance status linked to mortality risk in PA ICUs

Adult patients without health insurance admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in Pennsylvania hospitals are at a 21 percent increased risk of death compared to similar patients with private insurance, according to researchers ...

May 17, 2010
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Uninsured more likely to die after trauma

Americans without health insurance appear more likely to die following admission to the hospital for trauma than those with health care coverage, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Surgery.

Nov 16, 2009
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A need for leadership in primary care

Community health centers have become the centerpiece of the nation's efforts to provide access to primary care for all and therefore experience a greater need for primary care providers, who already are in short supply. According ...

Sep 30, 2009
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