Health Literacy: Implications for Ambulatory Care
- One in 20 US adults affected by erroneous outpatient diagnoses. Byrne, Jen; Shafer, Emily // Infectious Disease News;May2014, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p50
The article reports that more than five percent of adults in the U.S. are affected by diagnostic errors in routine outpatient care, according to recent findings.
- Cost sharing may have adverse consequences for elderly. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;2/20/2010, Issue 597, p3
The article discusses research by A. N. Trivedi et al published in the January 28, 2010 issue of the "New England Journal of Medicine" which discussed the effect of the increasing cost of ambulatory care on elderly patients.
- Use of scribes increases physician productivity and revenue. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;
The article discusses a study conducted in the U.S., which revealed that physicians can improve their interactions with patients and increase their revenue in an outpatient clinical setting by using scribes.
- 48.3 million. // Pharmacy Today;Jun2014, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p13
The article offers statistical information on the number of ambulatory care visits for all digestive diseases in the U.S. in 2010.
- Chamber Welcomes New Members. // Graham Leader;6/2/2013, Vol. 137 Issue 83, p3
The article announces several members of the Graham Chamber of Commerce, Graham, Texas, that have joined in June 2013, which include outpatient clinic Ace Therapy, clothing boutique Jeaneologie, and West Firebreak Services that offers all types of brush clearing or mulching.
- October 1, 2015, ICD-10 Deadline Finalized. // American Family Physician;10/1/2014, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p440
The article offers information on deadline for completion of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. (ICD-10) code sets for diagnosis coding in outpatients which is until October 1, 2014, according to the U.S. Federal Register final rule.
- Congress extends direct supervision enforcement moratorium through 2014. // AHA News;12/5/2014, Vol. 50 Issue 24, p6
The article reports that the U.S. Congress has passed the bill H.R. 4067 which aims to extend the direct supervision enforcement moratorium on many outpatient therapeutic services, with the bill being sent to the president for enactment.
- More than a Building. Butcher, Lola // Trustee;Jun2014, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p17
The article discusses strategies that hospitals could implement to survive the changes in the health care sector. Topics covered include the impact of inpatient admissions on hospital costs, implementation of a care continuum that prioritizes pre-acute services such as urgent care facilities and...
- Health Care Behind Bars. Hoppel, Ann M. // Clinician Reviews;Nov2011, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p1
The article focuses on the accessibility of health care in the correctional facilities in the U.S. It states that the services offered in such facilities differ by location, but most facilities have an outpatient clinic and an infirmary. It notes that inmate population in the country has an...