Oral diseases, which range from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for millions of Americans each year. About half of all children and two thirds of low-income children have had tooth decay.
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This measure reports the percent of the nonelderly population (Americans age 0 to 64) that has health insurance coverage.
There was substantial consolidation in the hospital industry during the 1980s and 1990s, which slowed for much of the 2000s, before starting to rise again in 2009.
Investment in research and development work (R&D) in the field of pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing is critical to developing new and innovative medical products that improve our nation’s health and address unmet health needs.
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of US death, disease, and disability. Every day, nearly 3,500 kids under the age of 18 try a cigarette for the first time and 850 of them become daily smokers.
Personal health expenditures per capita, Medicare expenditures per beneficiary, and Medicaid expenditures per beneficiary are measures of the cost of healthcare in the United States.
Inadequate access to outpatient primary and specialty care can lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. This measure describes the proportion of hospitalizations that are due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions; conditions that can be well managed in ambulatory settings.
Inadequate access to outpatient primary and specialty care can lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. This measure describes the proportion of hospitalizations among children that are due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions; conditions that can be well managed in ambulatory settings.
Testing is critical to link people with HIV to medical care and support so that they can live healthier lives. People who are unaware of their infection are 3.5 times more likely to transmit HIV than people who are aware of their infection.
Healthcare-associated infections are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting.