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Alan B. Cohen,
The COVID-19 pandemic remains in full swing across the globe, with the death toll mounting steadily while the search continues for effective vaccines… More
Paula M. Lantz,
“Compression of morbidity,” a notion introduced by physician James Fries in 1980, remains an important construct in aging and population health… More
Ana V. Diez Roux,
This has been an incredible period for public health: a time of unprecedented discussion of the science of population health in the media and in… More
Somava Saha, Bruce B. Cohen, Julia Nagy, Marianne E. McPherson, Robert Phillips,
The past five years has seen a substantial increase in initiatives and activities that foster community-level multisector collaboration to advance… More
Jennifer Karas Montez, Jason Beckfield, Julene Kemp Cooney, Jacob M. Grumbach, Mark D. Hayward, Huseyin Zeyd Koytak, Steven H. Woolf, Anna Zajacova,
Context: Life expectancy in the United States has increased little in previous decades, declined in recent years, and become more unequal across US… More
Ju Nyeong Park, Saba Rouhani, Leo Beletsky, Louise Vincent, Brendan Saloner, Susan Sherman,
Context: Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Synthetic opioids, predominantly illicit fentanyl and its… More
Erin C. Fuse Brown, Erin Trish, Bich Ly, Mark A. Hall, Loren Adler,
Context: Out‐of‐network air ambulance bills are a growing problem for consumers. Because most air ambulance transports are out‐of‐network and… More
Jennifer L. Pomeranz, Yue Huang, Dariush Mozaffarian, Renata Micha,
Context: Suboptimal intake of fruit and vegetables (F&Vs) is associated with increased risk of diet‐related diseases. Yet, there are no US… More
Tamar Goldenberg, Sari L. Reisner, Gary W Harper, Kristi E. Gamarel, Rob Stephenson,
Context: In the 2010s, the number of federal, state, and local transgender-specific policies increased. Some of these policies advanced protections… More
J. Michael McWilliams, Laura A. Hatfield, Bruce E. Landon, Michael E. Chernew,
Context: The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) establishes incentives for participating accountable care organizations (ACOs) to lower spending… More
Christine A. Yee, Steven D. Pizer, Austin B. Frakt,
Context: Bundled payments have been promoted as an alternative to fee‐for‐service payments that can mitigate the incentives for service volume… More
Scott L. Greer, Katarzyna Klasa, Ewout van Ginneken,
Context: Strategic purchasing of health care has been a popular policy idea around the world for decades, with advocates claiming that it can lead to… More
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