ACR 2015 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2015VM09 - Setting the Record Straight on America's Healthcare

May 17, 2015 1:30pm ‐ May 17, 2015 3:00pm


Description

This session exposes the facts about the state of America's healthcare, facts that are critical for healthcare providers, especially those in technology-based fields like radiology, to understand. First, it revisits and analyzes the documents and statistics often cited as evidence that medical care in the United States is substandard and a poor value relative to that of other countries. Second, it provides evidence to answer the paramount question when considering quality of healthcare, 'Where do you want to be if you are sick?' The facts- as documented in scientific and medical journals- about access to medical care and medical care quality in the most important diseases in the United States are compared with other countries having nationalized health systems often held up as models for US health system reforms. Third, the important components of Obamacare and their impact will be reviewed. Last, specific alternative reforms to reduce the cost and fix the inadequacies of this country's health care without jeopardizing its distinction are outlined.  

Subspecialties: NIS
Modalities: NI

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Disclosures

  • Officer, Director: Boston Imaging Core Labs; Ownership/Partnership: Boston Imaging Core Labs
  • Honoraria: GE Healthcare

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