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This Viewpoint discusses the importance of accounting for the cost of measurement in establishing the value of hospital quality measures.
This study evaluates changes in access to care for adults by mental health status using data from a national sample.
This study examines the association of higher patient cost sharing with mental health care use and downstream effects, such as involuntary commitment and acute mental health care use.
This review provides an overview of the key challenges for research to inform tonsillectomy policy and recommendations to help bridge the evidence-policy gap.
This Viewpoint summarizes the main features of the Medicaid program and how proposed legislation might affect it.
This Viewpoint discusses a New York law that allows the state to negotiate rebates with manufacturers to obtain value-based prices for drugs in its Medicaid program and assesses the potential effects of value-based pricing.
This Viewpoint argues that Medicare coverage should be expanded to include dental, vision, and hearing services, and discusses ways to structure the benefit.
This Viewpoint discusses the challenges in cross-national comparisons of health care system performance, including defining the responsibilities of the health system, managing limitations of data, and accounting for different values in different nations.
This study uses Medicaid administrative data to quantify health plan exit from Medicaid managed care between 2006 and 2014 and to evaluate the change in health care quality associated with plan exit.
This Viewpoint urges law makers build toward a bipartisan consensus for health care legislation.
This Viewpoint summarizes rules in health care organizations that their own leaders identified as ones that contribute little or no value to care, impede the work of clinicians, frustrate patients and families, and waste time and resources.
This cross-sectional survey study used data from the School Health Policies and Practices Study to identify school characteristics associated with having adopted practices that promote sun safety.