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A new role for primary care teams in the United States after “Obamacare”

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A new role for primary care teams in the United States after “Obamacare:” Track and improve health insurance coverage rates Authors: DeVoe, Jennifer; Angier, Heather; Hoopes, Megan; Gold, Rachel Maintaining continuous health insurance coverage is important. With recent expansions in access to coverage in the United States after “Obamacare,” primary care teams have a new […]

An innovation in child health: Globally reaching out to child health professionals

Turning cross-cultural medical education on its head: Learning about ourselves and developing respectful curiosity

An innovation in child health: Globally reaching out to child health professionals Authors: Jones, Russell; Currow, Kathryn; Kwong, Mary; Menon, Pramila Worldwide deaths of children younger than 5 years reduced from 12.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013. Much of this decline is attributed to an increase in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of child health […]

A Proposal to Change the Role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

The Community Hub: a proposal to change the role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

The Community Hub: a proposal to change the role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) In Australia, as in most parts of the world, the increasing number of aged persons and the proportion of the population represented by aged persons is a cause of concern that will require changes in many areas of community life, […]

Chronic Disease Management in the United States and China

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New models for chronic disease management in the United States and China Author: O’Donnell, Ronald R In the United States (US) the role of the general practitioner in primary care is changing rapidly as the team leader in the new “Patient-centered Medical Home” model of care that is designed to improve the management of chronic […]

Improving the pathways of care through collaborative action

Pre hospital medical services and paramedic engagement in Australian health care ‐ Improving the pathways of care through collaborative action

Pre hospital medical services and paramedic engagement in Australian health care – Improving the pathways of care through collaborative action Authors: Brightwell, Richard 1; Bange, Ray2 Paramedics Australasia (PA) is the national body representing paramedics engaged in delivery of pre hospital emergency health care. PA is thus uniquely positioned to provide insights into the role of […]