Americans usage of needed medical care improved slightly between 2001 and 2003.

In 1997, low-income children were about twice as likely as children in higher-income households to experience an unmet need, but by 2003 that gap had shut, with 2.2 % of both combined groups reporting an unmet need.9 % vs. 4.1 % in 2003. Uninsured people in fair or illness reported the greatest problems getting needed care in 2003, with one in four reporting they went without needed treatment. In 2003, 65.2 % of individuals who went without or delayed needed care cited worries about cost, a 2.8 %age point increase from 1997. Most of the change happened between 2001 and 2003. Between 2001 and 2003, the frequency with which insured people cited a ongoing health plan-related reason for not having or delaying care declined by 2.9 %age points to 30.5 % in 2003.. Related StoriesViralytics enters into medical trial collaboration agreement with MSDFDA grants accelerated acceptance for Tagrisso to treat sufferers with advanced NSCLCNew RNA check of blood platelets can be used to detect location of cancerJuergen Engel, Ph.D., Aeterna Zentaris President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, Although we are certainly very disappointed that the trial did not meet its primary endpoint, I’d like to thank those involved with this trial because of their dedicated work. We are currently conducting additional data analyses in collaboration with our licensee partners, to be able to determine the near future development strategy for perifosine.