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We are pleased to present our top 10 most-read Milbank Quarterly articles of 2022.
Sahil Sandhu, Hugh Alderwick, Laura M. Gottlieb
In this Perspective, the authors described how social prescribing works in England and the United States, and how funding flexibility and targeted financing mechanisms for social services have been introduced. The authors called for an evaluation of these programs to determine which health care investments deliver the greatest impact, as well as more support for community-based organizations and services.
Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Jamila Michener, Brendan Nyhan, Thomas B. Pepinsky
This analysis of online vaccine endorsement campaigns revealed no evidence that information from same race/ethnicity experts in these campaigns affected vaccine interest or the intention to vaccinate. “Our findings help give context to the well-established imperative to address fundamental inequities in access and distribution processes,” the researchers concluded.
Huseyin Naci, Ilias Kyriopoulos, William B. Feldman, Thomas J. Hwang, Aaron S. Kesselheim, Amitabh Chandra
This study found that newly approved drugs are frequently subject to formulary exclusions and restrictions such as prior authorization in Medicare Part D plans. The researchers also found that drug price, but not therapeutic benefit, consistently influences formulary inclusion in nonprotected classes of drugs that Medicare doesn’t require plans to cover, as well as coverage restrictions in both protected and nonprotected classes.
Shiyin Jiao, R. Tamara Konetzka, Harold A. Pollack, Elbert S. Huang
This study provided insights into how states can best fund these centers to expand access to care in light of President Joe Biden’s plan to build on the ACA and double investments in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).
Rachel Tobey, James Maxwell, Eric Turner, Erin Singer, Zoe Lindenfeld, Robert S. Nocon, Allison Coleman, Joshua Bolton, Hank Hoang, Alex Sripipatana, Elbert S. Huang
Health centers, which provide primary care services to almost 29 million Americans, are important participants in and beneficiaries of state expansions of Medicaid coverage and statewide payment reform. This mixed-methods study assessed value-based payment (VBP) participation in health centers in seven states from 2013 to 2017.
Andrew Anderson, Derek M. Griffith
In this Perspective, the authors described a conceptual model for measuring and building trustworthiness in health care delivery based on existing behavioral theories. They argued that developing and publicly reporting measures that assess the trustworthiness of providers is necessary to promote health care equity.
In this article, findings from six State Innovation Model (SIM) case studies run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center between 2013 and 2019 revealed that, for such state-led reform initiatives to be successful, the federal government needs to better support states by providing direct financial support, reforming its own programs, particularly Medicare, and committing to a long-term strategy for advancing payment and delivery system reforms.
Jessica L. Webster, David Paul, Jonathon Purtle, Robert Locke, Neal D. Goldstein
Rates of preterm birth and infant mortality are alarmingly high in the United States. This study found that certain state-level social and economic policies have the potential to reduce adverse perinatal and infant health outcomes.
Jessica Carda-Auten, Elena A. Dirosa, Catherine Grodensky, Kathryn M. Nowotny, Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein, Debbie Travers, Mersedes Brown, Steve Bradley-Bull, Colleen Blue, David L. Rosen
The scarce resources allotted to jail health care are likely resulting in treatment delays, limited access to care, lower-quality care, unnecessary use of emergency medical services and emergency departments, and limited services to support continuity of care upon release, according to this study.
Margarita Alegria, Mario Cruz-Gonzalez, Kiara Alvarez, Glorisa Canino, Cristiane Duarte, Hector Bird, Maria Ramos-Olazagasti, Sheri Lapatin Markle, Isabel O’Malley, Doriliz Vila, Patrick E. Shrout
This longitudinal study demonstrated the importance of addressing social factors like family and peer relationships for youth living in the majority context, and neighborhood and cultural factors like perceived discrimination and social position for youth living in the minority context to prevent depression and anxiety disorders in Latinx young adults.
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