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Joshua M. Sharfstein,
Gail R. Wilensky,
John E. McDonough,
Katherine Baicker, Heidi L. Allen, Bill J. Wright, Sarah L. Taubman, Amy N. Finkelstein,
This study takes advantage of Oregon’s 2008 Medicaid lottery to gauge the causal effects of Medicaid coverage on mental health care using a randomized-controlled design and drawing on primary and administrative data sources. Medicaid coverage was found to reduce the prevalence of undiagnosed depression by almost 50% and untreated depression by more than 60%. More
Lawton Robert Burns, Mark V. Pauly,
Policymakers seek to transform the US health care system along two dimensions simultaneously—alternative payment models and new models of provider organization. How is the transformation going? Researchers found a low prevalence of provider risk payment models and slow movement toward new payment and organizational models—and that the impact of both on cost and quality is weak. More
Michelle M. Mello, Julia Adler-Milstein, Karen L. Ding, Lucia Savage,
Context: Although the clinical benefits of exchanging patients’ health information electronically across providers have long been recognized,… More
Niam Yaraghi, Ram D. Gopal,
Context: Frequent data breaches in the US health care system undermine the privacy of millions of patients every year. A large number of such breaches… More
Sanjay K. Mohanty, Rockli Kim, Pijush Kanti Khan, S.V. Subramanian,
Context: In India, health care is a local good, and households are the major source of financing it. Earlier studies have examined diverse… More
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