The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s needle-exchange program is expanding hours to 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays at 650 Newtown Pike in the Dr. Rice C. Leach Community Room. Health Department officials said that almost 600 of those tested were people who had visited hospital patients and were concerned that they, too, might have been exposed to TB. That meant that several hundred people who had been patients still had not shown up for recommended screenings as of Wednesday.
Given the enormous amount of money that is spent on our health care system and the research that has gone into the various diseases we would be excused if we think that there should be able to trust our health care system to deliver quality health care.
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In addition, health departments must leverage the opportunities of third party billing to support core public health activities that are essential to successful care and treatment at the patient-level, such as laboratory services, screening and vaccination, disease surveillance, and partner services.
Since 1962, NIAID’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) have been intensively involved in the successful development and clinical testing of vaccines and treatments against many pathogens that threaten the health of people in the United States and around the world.