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Continuously published since 1923, The Milbank Quarterly features peer-reviewed original research, policy review, and analysis from academics, clinicians, and policymakers.
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By: Amanda L. Brewster, Taressa K. Fraze, Laura M. Gottlieb, Jennifer Frehn, Genevra F. Murray, Valerie A. Lewis,
Context: One of the most important possibilities of value‐based payment is its potential to spur innovation in upstream prevention, such as… More
By: I. Glenn Cohen, Sara Gerke, Daniel B. Kramer,
Context: Millions of life‐sustaining implantable devices collect and relay massive amounts of digital health data, increasingly by using… More
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By: David A. Kindig,
“Medical measures appear to have contributed little to the overall decline in mortality in the United States since about 1900.” Readers might assume… More
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By: Jennifer Karas Montez,
The troubling trend in US life expectancy and the widening disparities in life expectancy across the United States have deep roots. This article… More
By: Maximilian Salcher-Konrad, Huseyin Naci, Courtney Davis,
Context: Regulatory agencies are increasingly required to make market approval decisions for new drugs on the basis of limited clinical evidence, a… More
By: George Stoye, Ben Zaranko, Martin Shipley, Martin McKee, Eric J. Brunner,
Context: Expanding access to health care is once again high on the US political agenda, as is concern about those who are being “left behind.” But… More
By: Mark Petticrew, Nason Maani, Luisa Pettigrew, Harry Rutter, May CI Van Schalkwyk,
Context: “Nudges” and other behavioral economic approaches exploit common cognitive biases (systematic errors in thought processes) in order to… More
By: Brigette Courtot, Ian Hill, Caitlin Cross-Barnet, Jenny Markell,
Context: Midwifery care, particularly when offered through birth centers, has shown promise in both improving pregnancy outcomes and containing costs.… More
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COVID-19 is demonstrating just how much poverty can affect health. In this episode, Emilie Courtin of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Peter Muennig of Columbia University, discuss their June Milbank Quarterly article, which systematically reviewed all known randomized social policy experiments in the United States that included health outcomes.
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