Browsing: Health Policy Journal Club

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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
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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
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When doctors collaborate with social workers, patients and health systems alike reap the benefits, according to analysis by the Health Policy Journal Club.
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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
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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
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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
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Collaboration between hospice staff and EMS can reduce patient transport to the emergency department, according to a study termed Mobile Integrated Hospice Healthcare.
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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
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Does limiting the number of open charts in an electronic medical record reduce medical error? Survey says... no.
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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.