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Alan B. Cohen,
To say that we live in uncertain times would be a gross understatement. As the June 2020 issue of the Quarterly goes to press, the United States is… More
James M. Perrin,
Barbara Starfield built the field of primary care research and galvanized research and policy documenting the central importance of primary care in… More
Nason Maani, Sandro Galea,
Not only is the US population unhealthier overall than many of its peers, but there also are stark racial and social health disparities driven by inequitable socioeconomic conditions and racism, which make it harder to adhere to physical distancing requirements. More
Nason Maani and Sandro Galea of the Boston University School of Public Health discuss the impact of cuts in public health funding and gaps in the organization of US public health. More
Michael S. Sparer,
The bitter and partisan debate over the future of the US health care system will play an important role in the 2020 presidential campaign, with… More
In a Perspective, Tsung-Mei Cheng of Princeton pays tribute to her late husband by bringing attention to an often-overlooked path to universal health coverage that he strongly supported: Germany’s all-payer system. More
Emilie Courtin, Sooyoung Kim, Shanshan Song, Wenya Yu, Peter Muennig,
Context: Insurers and health care providers are investing heavily in nonmedical social interventions in an effort to improve health and potentially… More
Bobby Milstein, Jack Homer,
It’s challenging for regional health leaders to prioritize health interventions when facing so many tangled threats to health and well-being. In a new Milbank Quarterly study, Bobby Milstein of ReThink Health and Jack Homer of MIT Sloan School of Management used a new simulation model to project the impact of regional health and well-being interventions over 20 years. More
Benjamin F. Crabtree, Jenna Howard, William L. Miller, DeAnn Cromp, Clarissa Hsu, Katie Coleman, Brian T. Austin, Margaret Flinter, Leah Tuzzio, Edward H. Wagner,
Context: Over the past several decades, health care in the United States has undergone substantial and rapid change. At the heart of this change is an… More
Gemma Hughes, Sara E. Shaw, Trisha Greenhalgh,
Context: Integrated care is a broad concept, used to describe a connected set of clinical, organizational, and policy changes aimed at improving… More
Tana M. Luger, Alison B. Hamilton, Gala True,
Context: Community‐engaged research (CEnR) aims to engender meaningful academic‐community partnerships to increase research quality and impact,… More
Peter D. Jacobson, Colleen Healy Boufides, Denise Chrysler, Jennifer Bernstein, Toby Citrin,
Context: The Flint, Michigan, water crisis resulted from a state‐appointed emergency financial manager’s cost‐driven decision to switch Flint’s… More
Alex Rushforth, Trisha Greenhalgh,
Alex Rushforth and Trisha Greenhalgh of the University of Oxford describe the role of clinical guidelines in a so-far unsuccessful attempt by academic researchers to radically change asthma management in the United Kingdom using a precision medicine biomarker. More
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