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By: 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
By: 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
By: Daniel R. Arnold, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King, Brent D. Fulton, Richard M. Scheffler,
Context: Most-favored-nation (MFN) contract clauses have recently garnered attention from both Congress and state legislatures looking for ways to… More
By: 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
By: Huseyin Naci, Ilias Kyriopoulos, William B. Feldman, Thomas J. Hwang, Aaron S. Kesselheim, Amitabh Chandra,
This study finds that newly approved drugs are frequently subject to formulary exclusions and restrictions such as prior authorization in Medicare Part D plans. More
By: Shiyin Jiao, R. Tamara Konetzka, Harold A. Pollack, Elbert S. Huang,
In the first study of its kind, authors Shiyin Jiao and colleagues at the University of Chicago use national data to predict the comparative effects of several policies on federally qualified health center staffing, numbers of visits, and patients served. More
By: Anne-marie Boxall,
To make progress implementing payment and delivery system reforms, state governments need to make genuine stakeholder engagement routine business, develop reforms that build on past successes, and ensure health reform is a top priority for bureaucrats and political leaders. More
Early View Perspective
By: Sahil Sandhu, Hugh Alderwick, Laura M. Gottlieb,
This Perspective describes how public-financing approaches have progressed in the United States and England to support social prescribing. More
By: Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Jamila Michener, Brendan Nyhan, Thomas B. Pepinsky,
Context: The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has been unequally experienced across racial and ethnic groups. Mass vaccination is the most… More
By: Breena R. Taira, Hyung Kim, Karla Tlatelpa Prodigue, Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos, Alexis Aleman, Leora Steinberg, Gregory Tchakalian, Kabir Yadav, Reginald Tucker-Seeley,
Context: Prompted by stories of “patient dumping,” California enacted Senate Bill (SB) 1152, which mandates that hospitals offer patients… More
By: Seth A. Berkowitz,
Social conditions give rise to material realities. The social conditions structuring access to those resources “necessary to lower the risk of… More
By: Andrew Anderson, Derek M. Griffith,
Developing and publicly reporting measures that can enable patients, particularly from historically marginalized groups, to better assess the trustworthiness of providers is necessary to promote health care equity. More
Early View Commentary
By: Jessica Greene,
Jessica Greene of Baruch College, City University of New York, draws on her qualitative research to explore what builds patients’ trust in clinicians and in health institutions. More
Early View Milbank Quarterly Classics
By: Julie Donohue, PhD,
In 1993, Stephen Soumerai and coauthors published “A Critical Analysis of Studies of State Drug Reimbursement Policies: Research in Need of… More
By: Margarita Alegría, Mario Cruz-Gonzalez, Kiara Alvarez, Glorisa Canino, Cristiane Duarte, Hector Bird, Maria Ramos-Olazagasti, Sheri Lapatin Markle, Isabel O'Malley, Doriliz Vila, Patrick E. Shrout,
Context: Puerto Rican youth growing up in low-income communities in the South Bronx and Puerto Rico are exposed to many of the same risk factors for… More
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