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Alan B. Cohen,
Since the launch of the Quarterly’s Building Back Better series of policy opinion posts in November 2020, the United States has experienced one of… More
Stephen M. Shortell,
In 1999, Walter Leutz wrote a seminal article in The Milbank Quarterly on the need for and ways to better integrate medical and social services.1 He… More
Frederick J. Zimmerman,
The United States is failing in population health. Life expectancy in the United States is falling for the first time since reliable mortality records… More
Taylor Goulbourne, Itzhak Yanovitzky,
Emerging evidence shows that COVID-19 exacts a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality on racial/ethnic minority groups.1 Several… More
COVID‐19 highlights one of the major problems with America’s hybrid arrangement for financing health care. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA)… More
Edward L. Schor,
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Jane M. Zhu, Ruth Rowland, Rose Gunn, Sarah E. Gollust, David T. Grande,
Context: Consumer engagement early in the process of health care policymaking may improve the effectiveness of program planning and implementation,… More
Dolly RZ Theis, Martin White,
Context: In England, the majority of adults, and more than a quarter of children aged 2 to 15 years live with obesity or excess weight. From 1992 to… More
Lauren A. Taylor, Elena Byhoff,
Context: Recent health policies incentivize health care providers to collaborate with community‐based organizations (CBOs), such as food pantries… More
Eric S. Kim, Scott W. Delaney, Louis Tay, Ying Chen, Ed Diener, Tyler J. Vanderweele,
Context: Several intergovernmental organizations (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Health Organization, United Nations)… More
Veronique C. Raimond, William B. Feldman, Benjamin N. Rome, Aaron S. Kesselheim,
Context: Prescription drug spending per capita in the United States is higher than in most other industrialized countries. Policymakers seeking to… More
Frank A. Sloan,
Context: The relative performance of teaching hospitals has been discussed for decades. For private and public insurers with provider networks, an… More
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