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The scope and impact of mobile health clinics in the United States: a literature review

The scope and impact of mobile health clinics in the United States: a literature review

Mobile Health Clinics (MHCs) have been proven to be effective in reaching vulnerable populations who do not otherwise have a reliable source of healthcare. This article examines the available literature on Mobile Health Clinics (MHCs) and the role that they currently play in the U.S. healthcare system. Click the following link for more. The scope and impact of mobile health…

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Addressing Health Disparities Is a Place-Based Issue

Addressing Health Disparities Is a Place-Based Issue

There is a strong rationale for prioritizing the premise that addressing health disparities is a placed-based issue, where improving community conditions could make a difference in improving health outcomes.1,2 An equitable approach to building healthy communities requires place-based approaches that involve the community and stakeholders. Place is characterized by structural resources such as schools, hospitals, recreational facilities, retail outlets, and housing.…

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Mobile Clinic Saves Money

Mobile Clinic Saves Money

A study published in the journal Health Affairs, found that the Family Van — with its neighborhood version of house calls — also saves money by preventing ER visits. Additionally, patients receiving care from The Van staff were able to reduce their blood pressure, researchers report. Click the following link for more. Study: Mobile Clinic Saves Money, Improves Health For…

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The Future Of Health Care

The Future Of Health Care

The pandemic continues to highlight the urgent need for tailored healthcare interventions that address health inequity and improve health outcomes for the underserved. Health equity-focused conversations are often peppered with the refrain “Meet people where they are”, suggesting a need to tailor health interventions based on social context and a patient’s lived experience. Despite this recognition, we have yet to value and broadly adopt an underutilized and undervalued intervention that embodies the concept of meeting people where they are. This intervention is the deployment of mobile primary care. 

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Mobile Health Units

Mobile Health Units

This article highlights the impact of MHUs on ease of access to healthcare services, health outcomes of population served, their satisfaction and quality of life, and socio-economic factors. It further underlines the lacuna where MHUs either complement or may substitute conventional healthcare services. Click the following link for more. MOBILE HEALTH UNITS: MOBILIZING HEALTHCARE TO REACH UNREACHABLE     Disclaimer:…

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Prevalence, predictors and economic consequences of no-shows

Prevalence, predictors and economic consequences of no-shows

Patients not attending to clinic appointments (no-show) significantly affects delivery, cost of care and resource planning. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, predictors and economic consequences of patient no-shows. Click the following link for more. Prevalence, predictors and economic consequences of no-shows         Disclaimer: Our online articles link & Source are from websites that provides additional information…

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No-show to primary care appointments: why patients do not come

No-show to primary care appointments: why patients do not come

Missed primary care appointments lead to poor disease control and later presentation to care. No-show rates are higher in clinics caring for underserved populations and may contribute to poorer health outcomes in this group. The objective of this study was to determine who were the patients not showing to primary care appointments and their reasons to no-show. Click the following…

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The State of Healthcare Industry – Statistics for 2021

The State of Healthcare Industry – Statistics for 2021

Have you ever wondered how big the healthcare industry is? Healthcare takes more than 10% of the GDP of most developed countries. In fact, for the US this figure will be close to 18% by the end of 2019. This isn’t surprising—the healthcare sector is the US’s largest employer. Incidentally, the US spends considerably more than the world’s average on…

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MED SPAS: THE DERMATOLOGY OFFICE OF THE FUTURE?

MED SPAS: THE DERMATOLOGY OFFICE OF THE FUTURE?

Clinical settings, especially in recent times, can leave many a consumer with feelings of heightened anxiety or simply a lack of luxury. On the other hand, the demand for professional cosmetic services is booming. Whether it’s an injection of new customers or cash flow, medical spas offering the best of both worlds are reaping the benefits. Click the following link…

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