And the conclusions? Centers of prevention can take some of the load off general practitioners by helping to educate at-risk patients on how they can avoid diseases and how often they should be screened. We need to do something to situation concerning osteoporosis: 750,000 patients have it, and there is an 80% treatment gap. Insurers and employers could work together to motivate employees to pay more attention to preventing disease. General practitioners are the front line in the fight to improve prevention and digitizing processes could help quite a bit.
Now that we are agreed on some steps, we will tie our laces and start to take them.
Author: wms, AmCham
30th January 2024