CDC: About Half Of Adults In U.S. Get Preventive Care
This finding, which is part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, is designed to serve as a baseline as prevention-related health law provisions are implemented.
Modern Healthcare: Half Of U.S. Adults Getting Preventive Care: CDC
About half of U.S. adults received selected preventive services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, called Use of Selected Clinical Preventive Services Among Adults—United States, 2007-2010, aims to serve as a baseline for changes that occur with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to the report (Barr, 6/14).
HealthDay News/Philadelphia Inquirer: Many Lacked Preventive Care Before Health Reform Law: U.S. Report
Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, only about half of U.S. adults received preventive health services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, government researchers report. Increased use of preventive health services could save tens of thousands of lives, according to the researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The investigators also noted that the Affordable Care Act -- which provides coverage for many preventive tests -- could lead to greater use of such services (Preidt, 6/14).