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Alan B. Cohen,
In an Early View Editor’s Letter, Alan B. Cohen, new editor of The Milbank Quarterly shares insight into the journal’s future editorial direction. Throughout its 95-year history, the Quarterly has been and continues to be regarded as one of the premier journals in its field, known for having published numerous seminal articles that remain classics in the literature today. More
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Richard G. Frank,
Joshua M. Sharfstein,
John E. McDonough,
Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, C. Nadine Wathen, Colleen Varcoe, Carol Herbert, Beth E. Jackson, Josée G. Lavoie, Bernadette (Bernie) Pauly, Nancy A. Perrin, Victoria Smye, Bruce Wallace, Sabrina T. Wong, Annette J. Browne (for the EQUIP Research Program),
Significant attention has been directed toward addressing health inequities at the population health and health system levels, yet little progress has been made in identifying approaches to reduce health inequities through clinical care, particularly in a primary care context. In this study, researchers found that providing more equity-oriented health care in primary care settings—including trauma-informed, culturally safe, and contextually tailored care—predicts improved health outcomes over time for people living in marginalizing conditions. More
Douglas K. Eby ,
Susan Dorr Goold, C. Daniel Myers, Marion Danis, Julia Abelson, Steve Barnett, Karen Calhoun, Eric G. Campbell, Lynnette LaHahnn, Adnan Hammad, René Pérez Rosenbaum, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Cengiz Salman, Lisa Szymecko, Zachary E. Rowe,
Context: A major contributor to health disparities is the relative lack of resources—including resources for science—allocated to address the… More
Jeffrey H. Silber, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Richard N. Ross, Joseph G. Reiter, Bijan A. Niknam, Alexander S. Hill, Diana M. Bongiorno, Shivani A. Shah, Lauren L. Hochman, Orit Even-Shoshan, Kevin R. Fox,
Context: Disparities in breast cancer survival by socioeconomic status (SES) exist despite the “safety net” programs Medicare and Medicaid. What… More
Genevra F. Murray, Thomas D'Aunno, Valerie A. Lewis,
Context: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a prominent payment and delivery model. Though ACOs are often described as groups of health care… More
Gayathri Embuldeniya, Maritt Kirst, Kevin Walker, Walter P. Wodchis,
Context: By bundling services and encouraging interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration, integrated health care models counter… More
Francesca Marino, Luca Nunziata,
Context: This study investigates the association between the radioactive 137Cesium fallout originated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident and… More
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