By Glenn C. Hamilton, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SensoGram Technologies, Inc.
March 1, 2017 – Patient access to timely healthcare has been an expanding problem in the United States over the last three to four decades. The steadily growing numbers of visits to emergency departments which have tripled since 1990, the expansion of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, and the emphasis and incentivizing of primary care education in these schools; have all been symptoms of the issue with access. Concierge Medicine began as a pre-payment mechanism directed at the higher income patient population to assure their ready access to a physician on-demand.
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