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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 | Jacob S. Sherkow
The 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. was seen by many as a triumph for public health. The opinion found human genes were ineligible for patent protection, allowing many companies to offer single-gene diagnostic tests, like those for breast and ovarian cancer risk, which were at issue in Myriad Genetics. Read more
July 2019 | Audrey D. Zhang, Jason L. Schwartz, Joseph S. Ross
Conventional wisdom suggests that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actions always reflect FDA advisory committee recommendations. But the FDA disagreed with 22% of its advisory committee recommendations over an 8-year period. Read more
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Investing in Primary Care: A State-Level Analysis
July 19, 2019
In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States
June 19, 2019
Research Into Practice
States Tackling Health Care System Transformation with Federal Support
June 3, 2019
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