Browsing: Health Policy Journal Club

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In the United States, 50% of health care costs are accumulated by only 5% of the population. To curb spending, programs have been developed to improve outcomes in patients with high health care use. B
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Does triage create a bias that might contribute to mis-diagnosis? The Health Policy Journal Club evaluates a recent study of the Emergency Severity Index.
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Social determinants of health are an important and well-documented driver of health care utilization and outcomes - so important, in fact, that there's a class of ICD codes specifically for it. Are yo
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Improving a physician's ability to manage electronic health records might improve not only the physician's workday, but also the patient's satisfaction. How is policy helping (or hindering) this? The
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The pediatric emergency department is a unique setting in which educational interventions can reach a wide variety of people. The Health Policy Journal Club examines a study conducted to gauge the eff
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Policies that are helping improve the transparency of hospital bills are also shining a light on why self-paying patients might go out of their way to avoid the nearest medical care. Take a closer loo
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Hospitals get penalized when patients are readmitted, Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, or HRRP. A plan to take social determinants of health into account is meant to make sure penal
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Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. An analysis shows that Medicaid expansion can help avert suicide by overcoming financial barriers to mental health care.
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Opioid overdose deaths continue to trend upward. Multiple efforts have attempted to address this epidemic, including naloxone access. Is anything making an impact on drug use disorder deaths?
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Statistics show employers are placing an undue burden on the health care system by using draconian HR practices. Paid sick leave is a simple, albeit politically challenging, policy change that could s