Widespread discrimination in healthcare has taken many forms, and violates the most fundamental of human rights. WHO established a goal "to ensure that none is left behind and to read the furthest behind first."
The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.
Pain management questions from patient satisfaction surveys have been used to influence Medicare reimbursement rates and have resulted in unintended consequences in light of the nation's opioid epidemic.
In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.
Physicians must be able to balance provision of good clinical care with ability to limit costs.
Insurance major factor in determining receipt of preventive services
Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events, CVD-related deaths.
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