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On the campaign stump, Donald J. Trump often spoke about his trillion-dollar plan to “transform America’s crumbling infrastructure into a golden… More
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Benjamin D. Sommers , Caitlin L. McMurtry , Robert J. Blendon , John M. Benson , Justin M. Sayde ,
While the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of uninsured Americans to historic lows and has particularly benefited lower-income families and minorities, insurance expansion on its own was not enough to bring about health care equity. Researchers found that lack of health insurance only explains a small to moderate portion of the disparities in health care access, affordability, and quality. More
Mark Schlesinger , Rachel Grob ,
When it comes to medical care, patients and the public often think that more is better. Yet, it’s well-documented that as much as 30% of US health care may be unnecessary, including tests that are used too often and treatments that are prescribed too quickly. This study offers fresh insight into how Americans think about “value” in health care. More
Julia Adler-Milstein , Eric Pfeifer ,
Context: Congress has raised concerns about providers and electronic health record (EHR) vendors knowingly engaging in business practices that… More
Christoph Pross , Alexander Geissler , Reinhard Busse ,
Context: Studies have documented wide quality variation among hospitals within and across countries. Increasing quality-of-care accountability for… More
James C. Robinson ,
Context: High-value oncology requires physicians to monitor and coordinate all aspects of care, educate and engage their patients, and adopt… More
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