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H1N1 Links and Resources for the Most Up to Date Information

We realize the challenges our members and colleagues will face with the threat of the H1N1 virus and have discussed how we can provide you with the most up-to-date information on H1N1. We have determined that the most trustworthy, accurate information is available through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Economically Disadvantaged Patients May Have Trouble with Patient-Provider Communication

It is critical to patient care that providers explain things well to patients and patients understand their personal health issues. A new study finds that certain sociodemographic characteristics may affect how patients perceive communication with providers and that economically disadvantaged patients may have a more difficult time with provider communication. Source: AHRQ Research Activities, August 2009 

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Economically Disadvantaged Patients May Have Trouble with Patient-Provider Communication

It is critical to patient care that providers explain things well to patients and patients understand their personal health issues. A new study finds that certain sociodemographic characteristics may affect how patients perceive communication with providers and that economically disadvantaged patients may have a more difficult time with provider communication. Source: AHRQ Research Activities, August 2009 

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New Snapshots Show States Vary Widely in Providing Quality Health Care

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) annual report of state-by-state quality data continues to give States mixed reviews for the quality of care they provide. The report identifies state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. No state does well or poorly on all quality measures. New sections this year focus on asthma and disparities.

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