Lack of GP care at root of failing US system

OPINION

US doctor and blogger Dr Suneel Dhand casts a critical eye over his nation's failing healthcare system


There are so many theories out there about what we, the US, should or shouldn’t be doing with our complex and fragmented healthcare system.

We are facing a perfect storm of factors: an ageing population, a huge increase in chronic disease, new and expensive treatments, and rising expectations of what care we should be receiving.

All of this is sending costs spiralling out of control. As a nation, we spend almost 3.5 trillion

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