Browsing: Health Policy Journal Club

Hospitals, not physicians, are the primary drivers of increased healthcare costs
Public insurance must be expanded, but coverage does not equal accessibility
Just over half of brain injury patients got recommended scans; uninsured fared worse.
The odds of ED visits by frequent users declined after the Affordable Care Act.
Phone calls and letters from physicians significantly cut future emergency visits
Medicaid managed care reduces disparities in preventable ED visits in Florida.
Uninsured patients use the ED as often as the insured yet use other care much less.
How much does the emergency department contribute to health care delivery in the United States? Do our policies reflect the ED’s current role?