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This cohort study examines the prevalence of high out-of-pocket health care spending across health plans with different deductible levels among adults in low-income families who have chronic conditions.
This study examines the prevalence of conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines and failure to accurately report financial relationships among authors and industry.
This survey of Medicare claims data compares the medical and financial performance of hospitals that exited and hospitals that remained in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program.
This Viewpoint argues for reform of the US health care system, starting with the elimination of employment-based insurance.
This Viewpoint discusses the proposed implementation of “public charge” to immigration policy that would make receipt of public assistance grounds for denying immigrants lawful permanent residence in the United States.
This study compares nationwide medical and surgical readmission rates in patients with and without serious mental illness.
This cohort study evaluates the characteristics, completion rate, and transparency of study design and results for mandatory pediatric postmarketing studies required under the Pediatric Research Equity Act.
This Viewpoint discusses reforms to improve diet quality that should be considered in both federal nutrition assistance and the charitable food sector.
In this Viewpoint, the authors review Medicare & Medicaid Services 340B Payment program and recent rules to curtail expansion of drug discounts beyond serving poor patients.
This survey study examines the association between delayed or foregone preventive and nonpreventive health care service use and the level of understanding of health insurance coverage among US adults.
This cross-sectional study analyzes data from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry to determine the incidence of anomalous billing among anesthesia practitioners in the United States.
This cohort study examines facility-level and geographic variation in rates of successful community discharges after inpatient rehabilitation among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.
This quality improvement study compares the outcomes and costs of Medicare and Medicaid participants who took part in an acute care intervention or a community intervention in Baltimore, Maryland, vs a comparison group drawn from similar Maryland hospitals.
This cohort study of Medicare data from 2007 to 2015 examines disparities in readmission rates between white and black patients discharged from safety-net or non–safety-net hospitals after initiation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).
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