Brief "Contact Your Doctor:" Bad Advice?
Robert A. Berenson
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Immediate concerns over swine flu might be waning, but public health and government officials continue their fight against the illness, directing people with flu symptoms to see their doctor. But advice like this takes for granted a well-functioning health care system. Many Americans don't have a doctor to contact, either because they don't have health insurance or because primary-care physicians are in seriously short supply.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health care delivery and payment Hospitals and physicians Health insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center