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Access, cost of care lead patient concerns

December 2, 2016 (Boston, MA)–More than 20 percent of respondents to an informal study conducted by the Right Care Alliance*, a grassroots network of clinicians, patients and community leaders affiliated with the Lown Institute, indicated that access to medical care was their greatest health care worry.

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Medical resident learns ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ when it comes to treating patients

November 21, 2016

By Hina Mehta, MD

Last month Saint Louis University Hospital participated in Right Care Action Week for the first time. During this week, we intended to improve communication between patient and clinician by participating in a project called “What Worries You?” Our diligent medical students handed out blank note cards to patients to write down their biggest concern. We then discussed each patient’s concerns on rounds and how best to address them.

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FDA spotlights unapproved use of drugs, medical devices

By Jen Christensen CNN November 14, 2016 (CNN) – Many rules regulate the way pharmaceutical companies tell you, doctors and insurance companies about their products. Drug and medical device makers, insurance companies, lawyers and patients packed a room for two full days of public hearings at the Food and Drug Administration’s campus in Silver Spring, […]

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A pediatrician reflects on a foster care child

October 31, 2016

By Niran S. Al-Agba, MD

I care for foster children in my practice. I ache for these children to know love and security, not to worry who will tuck them in at night, or whether they will be separated from their siblings. I fight hard to hang onto my foster kids once we establish a good relationship, because having the same health care provider for them as they grow will provide safety and stability to their unpredictable lives.

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