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The Community Cure for Health Care


 

 

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Twelve-year old Anna has asthma. She lives in a low-income neighborhood and gets her care at a clinic affiliated with a major teaching hospital. Despite high-quality medical care, Anna’s asthma is not well controlled. Last year she missed almost two weeks of school, had two urgent care visits, and a brief but scary (and expensive) hospital stay. Her pediatrician believes that the old, rent-subsidized apartment where Anna’s family lives may be part of the problem: The presence of mold, moisture, rodents, and dust mites, for example, may trigger her asthma attacks but lie beyond the scope of a clinical intervention...

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http://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_community_cure_for_health_care#socmp

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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