Browsing: Health Policy Journal Club

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
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) creates challenges on many levels - not the least of which is ensuring health equity. Do clinicians caring for socially disadvantaged patients receive a
Collaboration between hospice staff and EMS can reduce patient transport to the emergency department, according to a study termed Mobile Integrated Hospice Healthcare.
Emergency department volumes dropped precipitously during the COVID-19 pandemic. This isn't a good thing, as studies are now showing the alarming effects when patients delay or forego healthcare. As v
Does limiting the number of open charts in an electronic medical record reduce medical error? Survey says... no.
A recent study investigated COVID-19's impact on hospital visits. Patient volume plummeted - disproportionately affecting populations that already struggle with systemic inequities in healthcare.