NYC looks to improve health care for impoverished areas

09/23/2008 | NYTimes.com

New York City will hold public forums to learn about residents' health concerns in the first step of a plan to add primary health care facilities in 11 impoverished areas. City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn says she wants $26 million in funding over four years for the program. A city survey found the top health care complaints among citizens in the city included waiting too long to see a physician, failure by physician offices to make timely appointments, and physicians and nurses not spending enough time with patients.

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