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We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
Milbank-Supported Report, Case Studies
November 22, 2013
Case Study (PDF)
This case study by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund shares the story of South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI). The report chronicles how South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, South Carolina’s largest commercial health plan, and many other stakeholders partnered to engage providers in quality improvement activities, and then agreed together to stop paying for early elective deliveries—those occurring before 39 weeks gestation. Early elective deliveries are associated with worse health outcomes for infants and mothers and higher health care costs. Despite the overwhelming evidence against early elective deliveries, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of babies in the United States continue to be delivered early without medical cause.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience.
States Tackling Health Care System Transformation with Federal Support
June 3, 2019
Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues
August 23, 2017
Hospitals in the Post-ACA Era: Impacts and Responses
February 23, 2017
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