Browsing: Health Policy

How much does the emergency department contribute to health care delivery in the United States? Do our policies reflect the ED’s current role?
Can community health workers help cut down on ED "super-user" visits and lead to sustainable cost savings?
In some cases, an intervention that saves lives also becomes a "moral hazard" that leads to risky behavior. Are we seeing this effect with naloxone?
The Health Policy Journal Club points out a Jevons paradox occurring in response to the increase in freestanding emergency department.
Good news! There are fewer surprise bills now than a decade ago. A surprise medical bill is one a patient receives from an out-of-network provider after seeking care at a facility considered "in-netw
Health Policy Journal Club: 30 Million Outside the “Golden Hour” Certain communities appear cut off from the nation’s best trauma care. In the U.S., cohesive trauma systems began to coalesce in the 1
Tax Ills, Market Stabilization, and CHIP: What You Need to Know About the Tax Bill Smiling with uncharacteristically good spirits for someone who has been living in the ICU for the past couple of mon
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Health Policy Journal Club: Is There Benefit to HIE in the ED? Health information exchange (HIE) has the potential to save utilization and cut costs Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Critical Care Alert: Incidence of Coronary Intervention in Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Non-shockable Initial Rhythms and No Evidence of STEMI A 59-year-old male presents to the emergency department
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How Much Should Health Care Cost? There is no standard for how much insurers should pay for physician services There is no standard for how much health care services should cost nationally, so it is