–Awards for emergency services at trauma centers are made on the basis of trauma center levels and the percentage of uncompensated care they provide. A state shall use at least 40% of the grant to safety net trauma centers. Grants can be used to support physician compensation in trauma-related physician specialties with shortages, provide for center stability to assure 24-hour care, making capital improvements to enhance access. and other named activities.
–A program is initiated to facilitate shared decision-making between patients and their doctors about trade-offs among treatment options, with the incorporation of patient preferences and values into the medical plan. Medical care for which the clinical evidence does not clearly indicate a choice is the specific target of this program.
–The Commissioner of Food and Drugs is to look into whether the addition of a summary of the benefits and risks of prescription drugs in a standardized format to the labels and ads of drugs would benefit consumers and physicians in making decisions about drugs. If so, 3 years after submitting a report to Congress, shall propose regulations for their addition.