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Child abuse, be it physical, sexual, or emotional, is one of the saddest, needless, and longest running stories in the history of public health. Even… More
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Joshua M. Sharfstein,
Gail R. Wilensky,
John E. McDonough,
Lawrence O. Gostin,
Catherine D. DeAngelis,
John A. Graves, Pranita Mishra,
Employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) is the predominant form of health insurance coverage in the United States, but little is known about transitions into and out of ESI or whether turnover has increased over time. The authors found that, between 2005 and 2013, adults who transitioned off ESI became likely to enroll in a non-group plan and were twice as likely to become uninsured. More
Robert A. Nathenson, Brendan Saloner, Michael R. Richards, Karin V. Rhodes,
Latino immigrants are moving to US destinations outside traditional Latino enclaves. The arrival of limited English proficiency (LEP) Spanish-speakers to these areas can challenge the health care system. Researchers compared the ability of uninsured Spanish-speaking adults to access interpreter services and obtain new patient primary care appointments at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to the appointment rates of English-proficient uninsured and Medicaid patients at the same FQHCs. More
Mark Hellowell, Katherine E. Smith, Alexandra Wright,
Context: In the context of increasing health spending and a constrained budget, the Scottish government levied a new “health” tax on large… More
Madeleine Phipps-Taylor, Stephen M. Shortell,
Context: There are approximately 800 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States. In order to achieve the ACO goals of reduced cost,… More
Mary Ann C. Bautista, Milawaty Nurjono, Yee Wei Lim, Ezra Dessers, Hubertus JM Vrijhoef,
Context: Integrated care is an important strategy for increasing health system performance. Despite its growing significance, detailed evidence on the… More
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