Health Information and Disease Prevention – promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing information on health conditions, including erectile dysfunction, depression and anxiety. A health journalist, Peter Davies, recalled how a few days after the event, David Player told him gleefully: It is going like hot cakes. Your social network is just as important to your health as any other healthful activity you can engage in. In this month’s Health Affairs, we and Valerie Overton publish the first study that specifically examined patient activation and cost of care.
At the time, David had this great idea: to pump-prime academic health promotion by funding academic lectureships in the various relevant disciplines in Scottish universities. This year we’re including public health advocacy, youth mentoring and immunisation uptake.
In a small study, Martha Shively and colleagues randomly assigned patients with heart failure to a group receiving usual care only or a group given tailored coaching along with their medical care. People who isolate themselves have worse health than those who spend time with friends and loved ones.
I know in many countries those can be bought directly from pharmacy or online without prescription but try to not do that before you speak with a specialist. Better Health recruits doctors and provides career options that have proven successful in attracting high calibre young GPs.
Direct primary care is efficient – patients pay only for what they need (presumably from an HSA account), and there are incredible cost savings involved for providers, not having to code and bill insurance companies for services. For telehealth applications outside the direct influence of health insurance (such as DocTalker and eDocAmerica), cost savings are being reaped directly by patients and employers.