Rural U.S. populations often suffer poor access to healthcare services. The cracks many patients fall through are not the fault of radiology perse. However, researchers and rural radiologists agree that much imaging ground must be gained if location-based disparities are to be cut down to size.
A 92.6% reduction in the list price of tafamidis—an effective but ultimately unaffordable drug designed to treat transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy—would be required to make the medication accessible to the average heart patient, researchers reported in Circulation Feb. 12.
Ochsner Health, the 41-hospital system serving Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South, is joining the ranks of academic medical institutions committed to paying the tuition of homegrown future physicians.