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What Are Medical Deserts?

Posted by Capson Team on Jan 16 2019 17:16 | Tags: Healthcare News
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Medical deserts are inhabited areas more than 60 minutes away from properly-equipped hospitals. As more and more hospitals shut down, medical deserts are becoming more common. Most of the U.S. can reach trauma care in less than an hour, but almost 30 million people are stranded in a medical desert.

This has disastrous consequences. Medical emergencies like heart attacks and strokes require quick treatment. Time counts in these situations, with brain cells dying every minute that treatment is delayed.

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What are Patient Compensation Funds?

Posted by Capson Team on Nov 29 2018 14:16 | Tags: Patient-Centric Care
What Are Patient Compensation Funds?

 

Patient compensation funds (PCFs) refer to programs in 9 states that cover the excess costs of a medical malpractice claim. If, for example, a medical practitioner has $100,000 of malpractice coverage, faces a $300,000 claim, and is a member of their state's PCF, the state will cover the costs above what insurance pays. Think of it as extra malpractice insurance above and beyond a regular insurer.

In most states, patient compensation funds are maintained through surcharges that eligible physicians submit...

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What is Post Hospital Syndrome?

Posted by Capson Team on Nov 16 2018 22:18 | Tags: Patient-Centric Care
What is Post Hospital Syndrome?

Post hospital syndrome refers to the period of heightened risk for patients recently discharged from a hospital. Patients face a recovery period for the acute illness for which they were hospitalized, and face difficulties from the allostatic and physiological stress resulting from a hospital stay.

When discharged, a patient's physiological systems are impaired, reserves are depleted, and often, the body cannot effectively respond to health threats. More than a third of all patients discharged from the...

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How to Work with Birth Plans

Posted by Capson Team on Oct 23 2018 23:39 | Tags: OB/GYNs, Healthcare Trends
How to Work with Birth Plans

Birth plans are documents that expectant mothers can prepare to explain their preferences to their medical caretakers. These plans can outline what mothers want for various aspects of the birth process, such as pain management and labor positions.

Birth plans are designed to help parents think through the various aspects of the birth process before labor begins. This pushes them to understand various procedures and what can go wrong, helping them become emotionally and psychologically ready. It also...

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Should Doctors Outsource Their Marketing?

Posted by Capson Team on Sep 06 2018 17:50 | Tags: Healthcare Trends
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Outsourcing, the strategy of contracting out tasks to external professionals, is growing more prominent everywhere in the market. Once, outsourcing was limited to things like call centers and database management. Over the last fifteen years, however, other activities such as marketing are being outsourced. The healthcare industry is no exception.

Healthcare marketing itself is a relatively recent field. It rose to prominence in the 1970s, long after other sectors began to aggressively use marketing. This...

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