Sunday, October 18, 2009

AAP ExperieNCE 365 - eDaily

Those major challenges are health care reform, health information technology, the H1N1 influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) prophylaxis. Dr Tayloe first tackled health care reform, and asked members if they were satisfied with the health care system in which they work.

"Personally, I'm not," he said. "I think reform at the federal level is necessary."

The reasons for his dissatisfaction, Dr Tayloe said, are inconsistent payments for Medicaid and CHIP, which fall short of

payment for Medicare services.

Other problems that indicate the need for reform include the lack of pediatric subspecialties, which restricts access to specialized care, and the low ranking of health care in the U.S. compared to other industrialized nations.

Here is an excerpt from Dr Taylow AAP President at AAP national conference.

To Your Best Health,

The Personal Medicine Team

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