Blog | Monday, February 15, 2010

QD: News Every Day--health care reform, one state at a time


ACP Internist continues its look at health care reform at the state level. Idaho, Colorado and Utah are just a few of the states that are enacting their own health care reform efforts. But moving forward isn't easy at this level. (ACP Internist, St. Louis Tribune, Washington Post)

Primary care shortage
More medical schools are opening, but they may or may not solve the primary care crisis in rural areas. Lawrence G. Smith, FACP, is the dean of one proposed school. (New York Times)

H1N1 Influenza
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates put H1N1's tally at 57 million Americans sickened since the outbreak began last April, 257,000 hospitalized and nearly 12,000 killed. A modest increase in infections since the previous report suggests the pandemic is waning. (Los Angeles Times)