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Phone: (516) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.org
Local Address:  Jericho , New York , United States
Winthrop University Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola , New York 11501
United States

Company Description: Winthrop is a 591-bed teaching hospital located on Long Island in Mineola, New York. A major regional healthcare resource, the hospital has been a leading...   more

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Rakesh A. Shah, MD, of the ..., 2 Sept 2015 [cached]
Rakesh A. Shah, MD, of the department of radiology at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., wrote about this potential increase. She wrote that there are numerous benefits to the ACA, but it may have unexpected consequences as well.
"This expansion of coverage may not decompress patient volume in emergency departments, as many of its advocates had hoped, but in fact potentially increase emergency department utilization," Shah wrote. "Radiology departments should be prepared in the years to come for an increased volume of imaging from emergency departments and the manpower and equipment necessary to meet this potential surge."
Shah came to this conclusion partly by looking back at what happened previously in the U.S. when healthcare reform was enacted on the state level.
In 2006, Shah explained, reform similar to the ACA was signed into law in Massachusetts, and it has been associated with a "small but consistent increase in the use of emergency departments across the state from 2004 to 2009."
And in 2008, Oregon expanded its Medicaid program for low-income adults without insurance, leading to overall emergency department use to increase by 40 percent.
"These findings are consistent with several additional recent studies demonstrating increased relative utilization of emergency departments by the Medicaid population and increased utilization of emergency departments by newly insured individuals relative to continuously insured adults," Shah wrote.
Shah also looked at some of the specific factors that may have led to these increases in emergency department utilization, which had nothing specifically to do with the ACA. For instance, citing recent data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Shah said the country will be down approximately 45,000 primary care physicians by 2020. This could lead to more patients going straight to the emergency department instead of waiting to be seen.
"The combination of increased insurance coverage and decreasing accessibility to primary care physicians may serve as a driver of the utilization of emergency departments, which are required to see patients at any time," Shah wrote.
The country's aging population is also impacting emergency departments, according to Shah.
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Arfa Khan, MD, FACR, professor and chief of thoracic radiology at LIJ, and Rakesh Shah, MD, physician in charge of chest radiology at NSUH, are the investigators for the ELCAP study within the North Shore-LIJ Health System.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States (about 160,000 Americans die every year from the disease), accounting for more deaths than breast, colon, cervical and prostate cancer combined.The overall cure rate is 12 percent, and the five-year survival rate is only slightly higher.By contrast, when a stage I cancer (less than 3 cm in size with no spread) is surgically removed, preliminary results indicate that five-year survival rate can be as high as 70 percent.
To be eligible to participate, smokers and ex-smokers must be at least 60 years old, have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 10 years or the equivalent and be in good health with no personal history of cancer.Volunteers for this research are asked to call (516) 465-5429.
NSLIJ - Our Team of Expert Physicians, 17 April 2012 [cached]
Rakesh D. Shah, M.D., FCCP
Winthrop Radiology Associates Faculty, 1 Aug 2015 [cached]
Rakesh Shah
Rakesh D. Shah, ... [cached]
Rakesh D. Shah, MD Chief of Thoracic Radiology, North Shore University Hospital; Associate Professor of Radiology, Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine
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