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HealthCetera, September 8, 2016: Firing Patients


Ever been fired by a health care provider? There are few scientific papers on the firing of patients but a Google search reveals that there is lots that’s been written about it and it may be increasing, particularly as payment for health care becomes linked to clinical outcomes. Some examples include patients who repeatedly missed hemodialysis appointments, others who overuse opioids, or those who do not follow the prescribed treatment regimen. But some fear that this may lead to greater health disparities for those who are most disadvantaged in our society.


On Thursday, September 8, 2016, HealthCetera re-airs a program produced by Diana Mason on the practice of firing patients. She discusses this issue with two health care providers:

Freida Outlaw, PhD, RN, a registered nurse and Expert Program Consultant for the Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association that is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Barry Egener, MD, an internist at Legacy Northwest Medical in Oregon and the Medical Director for the Foundation for Medical Excellence.


So tune in at 1:00 on Thursday to WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City or streaming at to hear this first part of HealthCetera Radio. Or you can listen anytime by clicking here:


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<p>Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.</p>

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