Discussion Question, Breakout Groups Announced for 24th National Conference First Day, April 8, 2013 10 years ago Bill Burnett 2 minutes Last Updated on April 16, 2022 by Lee Burnett, DO, FAAFPThe following is the Group Discussion Question, based on a quote from the Proceedings of the First National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, held in April 1990.[See First National Conference on Primary Health Care Access (3rd Plenary Panel, Part 1, Sundwall).] David N. Sundwall MD“. . . . our policy makers for two decades have focused almost exclusively on financing of care and they’ve let so many other things essential in public health efforts slide. The reasons for this focus is understandable, given that those who benefit from the financing are clearly the most vocal lobbyists.“The providers, meaning doctors, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, many more who are employed in our “medical-industrial complex,” are in a position to benefit from attention being paid to the financing. “Unfortunately, the poor and the disadvantaged don’t have a very effective lobby. The other observation I have made is that we have, in fact, “medicalized” or made part of the health care system things which really are not traditional health concerns. “And I don’t mean to say they aren’t eventually a health problem, but if you look at the big-ticket items we’re dealing with, many are the result of social-behavioral problems.”David N. Sundwall, MDThe First National Conference on Primary Health Care AccessApril 20, 1990The American ClubKohler, Wisconsin +++++++++++++++++++++Group 1 Boltri, Lead; Babitz. Scribe; Bejinez-Eastman, Flinders, Levitt and Schwartz Group 2 Flores, Lead; Burnett, L, Scribe; Clover, Geyman, Hixon and WuGroup 3 Fowkes, Lead; Peck, Scribe: Crawford. Hansen, Herman and WilkeGroup 4 Sundwall, Lead; Burnett, WH, Scribe; Fine, Fredrick and SquireGroup 5 LeRoy, Lead; Haughton, Scribe; Bowman. Goodman and LeongGroup 6 Clasen, Lead; Hines, Scribe; Kimball, Maudlin, and NorthGroup 7 Pugno, Lead; Olsen, Scribe; Frey, Kopes-Kerr, Lewis and Palafox ———————————————————————————————- people found this article helpful. What about you?