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Alan B. Cohen,
In the June issue of the Quarterly, I recounted how the Milbank Memorial Fund, publisher of The Milbank Quarterly, confronted its role in the… More
Racial health inequities are well-documented and pervasive in the United States, but there is still resistance to naming structural racism—and the resultant public policies— as the root cause of those inequities. More
Mitchell Tang, Michael E. Chernew, Ateev Mehrotra,
For years, telehealth has been touted as a potentially transformative technology that will increase health care access and efficiency. Although the use of telehealth already was growing, the pandemic drove a dramatic expansion. More
Kushal T. Kadakia, Celynne A. Balatbat, Albert L. Siu, I. Glenn Cohen, Consuelo H. Wilkins, Victor J. Dzau, Anaeze C. Offodile,
In 2019, US hospitals accounted for 36 million admissions and $1.2 trillion in spending (31% of national health expenditures). More
Barron H. Lerner, Graham Curtiss-Rowlands,
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2009 decision on breast cancer screening for women in their forties produced a vehemently negative outcry. More
Jessica Carda-Auten, Elena A. Dirosa, Catherine Grodensky, Kathryn M. Nowotny, Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein, Debbie Travers, Mersedes Brown, Steve Bradley-Bull, Colleen Blue, David L. Rosen,
The scarce resources allotted to jail health care are likely resulting in treatment delays, limited access to care, lower-quality care, unnecessary use of emergency medical services and emergency departments, and limited services to support continuity of care upon release, according to this new study. More
Melissa L. McCarthy, Yixuan Li, Angelo Elmi, Marcee E. Wilder, Zhaonian Zheng, Scott L. Zeger,
Social determinants of health are an important predictor of future health care costs but little is known about their impact on Medicaid spending. More
Maria Bargeman, Julia Abelson, Gillian Mulvale, Anne Niec, Ania Theuer,
Context: Increased recognition of the epidemiology of trauma and its impact on individuals within and across human service delivery systems has… More
Katherine E. M. Miller, Sally C. Stearns, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Donna Gilleskie, George M. Holmes, Erin E. Kent,
Context: In the United States in 2020, approximately 26 million individuals provided unpaid care to a family member or friend. On average, 60% of… More
Rachel Tobey, James Maxwell, Eric Turer, Erin Singer, Zoe Lindenfeld, Robert S. Nocon, Allison Coleman, Joshua Bolton, Hank Hoang, Alek Sripipatana, Elbert S. Huang,
Context: Efforts are ongoing to advance value-based payment (VBP), and health centers serve as essential access points to comprehensive primary care… More
Alex C. Liber,
Context: The effects of commerce on the public health are omnipresent. The commercial determinants of health (CDoH) represent a burgeoning area of… More
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