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Jul 17, 2019
Spending on primary care varies widely at the state level—and increased primary care spending is associated with decreases in emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s 2019 Evidence Report. Read more
Jul 8, 2019 | Erin C. Fuse Brown
In a new Milbank blog post, Erin C. Fuse Brown, associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, reports that the research presented at the workshop gave a mixed picture of COPA’s impact on price and quality. The experiences of states highlighted the importance and difficulty of sustaining COPA supervision over the long-term. Nevertheless, COPAs may be an appropriate policy tool in some circumstances, such in rural or semi-rural areas with little competition. Read more
In the first of a new Milbank Memorial Fund series, Research Into Practice, Jennifer Lloyd et al. discuss three Milbank Quarterly articles that address whether state government is an effective agent for transforming health care systems within the United States. The brief is the first in a series that aims to make the research findings from Milbank Quarterly studies and their policy implications more accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
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July 2019 | Lawrence O. Gostin
Forced migration—whether from persecution, climate change, or poverty—is undermining key global health goals, including universal health coverage and health equity. In May, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a five-year Global Action Plan (GAP) to Promote the Health of Refugees and Migrants. But in a new Early View Opinion in The Milbank Quarterly, Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor in Global Health Law at Georgetown University, says that the plan may stumble because of WHO’s insufficient resources and weak political influence. Read more
June 2019 | Paula M. Lantz
A Washington Post article recently stated that there was no evidence that “thousands of women died every year in the United States from illegal abortions” before the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, as Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen had asserted. Read more
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In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States
June 19, 2019
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States Tackling Health Care System Transformation with Federal Support
June 3, 2019
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May 28, 2019
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