Browsing: Health Policy Journal Club

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly lowered ED patient volumes, resulting in decreased hours for emergency physicians and a difficult job market. Could the current fee-for-service reimbursement model
Nonprofit hospitals netted $24.6 billion in tax exemptions in 2011; by 2017, these hospitals had accumulated higher net income than for-profit institutions. Their charity care, however, has not kept p
With patients and physicians becoming more familiar and dependent on the option of telehealth, it seems likely it will be here to stay in some form, even after the pandemic.
There is a need for health policy initiatives to optimize the interfacility transfer system and access to primary care and specialists.
Medicaid expansion offered healthcare to more people. Did it also lead to longer wait times for those seeking care in the emergency department?
Is it time to stop stigmatizing the emergency department bounce-back? The PolicyRx and EMRA Health Policy Journal Club finds that when a patient returns to the ED within 30 days, the visit may be an i
A new study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research examines private equity's impact on nursing home care, attributing a higher mortality rate to private equity takeover. What are the im
When doctors collaborate with social workers, patients and health systems alike reap the benefits, according to analysis by the Health Policy Journal Club.
Urgent care centers fill a need in the U.S. healthcare system, providing access to care. But as the Health Policy Journal Club explains, this step in the right direction must be supported by appropria
The Health Policy Journal Club reviews a study that shows an abrupt increase in prescribing opioids to patients when they turn 18 - with a sharper rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises many q