Family Medicine On Air
Episode 3: What Med Students Need to Know About Cost of Care
AAFP President Robert Wergin, MD, discusses the cost of care and its implications on individual patients and the health care system as a whole. He also explains how family medicine is helping to reduce costs through its focus on preventive and team-based care.
- Read up on the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to ensure high-quality, cost-effective care to patients. The AAFP has identified 15 tests and procedures that both doctors and patients should carefully consider and openly discuss before incorporating them into a treatment plan.
- Create a "Price Is Right"-style game like the one in this article(www.nytimes.com) and test your fellow students' knowledge of the costs of commonly ordered tests.
- Insurance + Access ≠ Health Care: Typology of Barriers to Health Care Access for Low-Income Families(www.annfammed.org)
- A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India(www.annfammed.org)
- Pursuing Equity: Contact With Primary Care and Specialist Clinicians by Demographics, Insurance, and Health Status(www.annfammed.org)
- Provider Continuity in Family Medicine: Does It Make a Difference for Total Health Care Costs?(www.annfammed.org)
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