Many Americans need access to specialty care. This measure examines the extent to which those who need such care can receive it.
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Investigational new drugs are those that both sponsors and the FDA believe meet a pressing unmet medical need for a serious disease.
The use of electronic health records can reduce paperwork and administrative burdens, reduce medical errors and improve the quality and value of health care.
Electronic health record systems include specific functionalities in the following areas of health care and administrative data management: patient demographics, patient problem lists, electronic lists of medication taken by patients, clinical notes, orders for prescriptions, laboratory results... More
This measure reports the percentage of the nonelderly population (Americans aged 0 to 64) who experience a gap in health insurance coverage during a year.
This measure reports the percentage of all Americans with high medical expenses for care that are paid 'out-of-pocket', generally because they are not covered by health insurance coverage. High out-of-pocket cost is defined as exceeding a threshold percentage of income (i.e.
E-prescribing provides significant advantages in contrast to its paper analog.
The cost of treatment for specific conditions provides a consistent metric of changes in expenditures.
Obesity contributes to leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of U.S. death, disease and disability. Each year, more than 440,000 people die and 8.6 million suffer from serious illnesses from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition, tobacco use costs the U.S.