International research sheds light on waiting times
- Inadequately Funded Universal Health Care Leads to Rationing: Part 1--Canada. STENSON, ROGER; POPIK, JENNIFER // National Right to Life News;May2009, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p6
The article focuses on the Canadian health care system. It explores the alleged crisis in Canada, such as the overcrowded emergency rooms, waiting time for medical procedures and short supply of physicians. This situation has allegedly created a new industry, health care brokers who assist...
- Health resource reallocation by casemix data in Japan. Fushimi, K.; Matsuda, S. // BMC Health Services Research;2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 9, Special section p1
Introduction The healthcare system in Japan is characterized by long hospital stay and a large excess of hospital beds. The average length of hospital stay, and the number of beds per population for acute-care hospitals, are both about twice the average of those in other OECD countries....
- Geography And The Debate Over Medicare Reform. Wennberg, John E.; Fisher, Elliott S.; Skinner, Jonathan S. // Health Affairs;2004 Variations Supplement, Vol. 23, pW96
Medicare spending varies more than twofold among regions, and the variations persist even after differences in health are corrected for. Higher levels of Medicare spending are due largely to increased use of "supply-sensitive" services-physician visits, specialist consultations, and...
- But Fault Isn't Necessarily with Misuse, Says ACEP. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Feb2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p9
The article discusses the response of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to the findings of the study on emergency department waits in the U.S. Accordingly, ACEP claimed that the findings are alarming and that emergency departments are risking the lives of patients. It further...
- Fewer beds will create efficiencies, potential problems in California. Cys, Jane // AHA News;04/12/99, Vol. 35 Issue 14, p3
Predicts the trend on financial efficiencies of hospitals in California. Percentage on hospital bed utilization; Factors affecting financial efficiency of hospitals; Capacity problems on hospital beds.
- Coming up short. Versel, Neil // Modern Physician;Jan2003, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p8
Reports on the shortage of physicians in the U.S. as of January 2003. Total population of family physicians as of November 2002; Attributions to the trend; Results from research and analysis of various healthcare organizations.
- Is there a doctor in the state? Stoneman, Bill // American Demographics;Jul97, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p28
Illustrates how large concentration of doctors does not necessarily translate into adequate number of primary-care physicians. Ratio of physician to population in Washington District of Columbia; Factors which affects underservice segment of population.
- Glut of physicians cause of health care crisis. Baughman Jr., Fred A. // San Diego Business Journal;6/03/96, Vol. 17 Issue 23, p18
Opinion. Focuses on the oversupply of physicians on the health care crisis in the United States. Author's experience as a physician; History of the government policy towards physicians; Features of the calls for physician cutbacks and downsizing.
- A warm place to practise: Meeting the challenges of medicine in the North. Reddoch, Allon // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;02/10/98, Vol. 158 Issue 3, p337
Editorial. Comments on the shortage of physicians in rural areas as a problem to the Canadian health care system. How medical practice in the North of Canada differs from a city practice; The three things physicians offer society and their patients; A suggestion on how to entice physicians to...