Invited Article: The US health care system: Part 1: Our current system

M. R. Nuwer, G. J. Esper, P. D. Donofrio, J. P. Szaflarski, G. L. Barkley, Thomas Robert Swift

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Abstract

The US health care crisis is of great concern to American neurologists. The United States has the worlds most expensive health care system yet one-sixth of Americans are uninsured. The cost and volume of procedures is expanding, while reimbursement for office visits is declining. Pharmaceutical costs, durable goods, and home health care are growing disproportionately to other services. Carriers spend more for their own administration and profit than on payments to physicians. This first article on the US health care system identifies problems and proposes solutions, many of which are championed by the American Academy of Neurology through its legislative and regulatory committees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1907-1913
Number of pages7
JournalNeurology
Volume71
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2008

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Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Office Visits
Home Care Services
Physicians
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Neurologists

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Nuwer, M. R., Esper, G. J., Donofrio, P. D., Szaflarski, J. P., Barkley, G. L., & Swift, T. R. (2008). Invited Article: The US health care system: Part 1: Our current system. Neurology, 71(23), 1907-1913. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000336647.02564.59

Invited Article : The US health care system: Part 1: Our current system. / Nuwer, M. R.; Esper, G. J.; Donofrio, P. D.; Szaflarski, J. P.; Barkley, G. L.; Swift, Thomas Robert.

In: Neurology, Vol. 71, No. 23, 02.12.2008, p. 1907-1913.

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Nuwer, MR, Esper, GJ, Donofrio, PD, Szaflarski, JP, Barkley, GL & Swift, TR 2008, 'Invited Article: The US health care system: Part 1: Our current system', Neurology, vol. 71, no. 23, pp. 1907-1913. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000336647.02564.59
Nuwer MR, Esper GJ, Donofrio PD, Szaflarski JP, Barkley GL, Swift TR. Invited Article: The US health care system: Part 1: Our current system. Neurology. 2008 Dec 2;71(23):1907-1913. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000336647.02564.59
Nuwer, M. R. ; Esper, G. J. ; Donofrio, P. D. ; Szaflarski, J. P. ; Barkley, G. L. ; Swift, Thomas Robert. / Invited Article : The US health care system: Part 1: Our current system. In: Neurology. 2008 ; Vol. 71, No. 23. pp. 1907-1913.
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