Explore the latest in health care policy, including research and opinion about health care politics, economics, and law.
This Viewpoint discusses whether US states, businesses, health care facilities, and schools and universities can mandate vaccination against coronavirus as a condition of employment or service.
This Viewpoint characterizes correctional health care as a separate health system in the US responsible for the lives of 2 million citizens, but largely neglected by the quality improvement movement, and discusses ways to improve care, outcomes, and health care value for incarcerated individuals and populations.
This cohort study examines the association of participation in a summer college academic enrichment program with diversity of students in medical school and intent to practice in underserved areas.
This economic evaluation assesses whether use of nonpatient vision utilities and a maximum limit model constraining vision utility gain to the systemic comorbidity utility level biases against ophthalmic cost-utility outcomes among patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and cataract.
This Viewpoint reviews the history and sources of administrative waste in the US health care system and proposes concrete ways the federal government can use its regulatory authority to reduce it based on the ACA and more recent legislative precedents.
This Viewpoint discusses residual questions about virtual health care as a substitute for in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes principles of safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, and equitability to guide the growth of telehealth care in the future.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of value as policy makers consider the role of telemedicine for the remainder of and following the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to calibrate payment for services to that value in a likely expansion of video and audio-only visits.
This cohort study compares trends in initiation of treatment with glucagonlike peptide-1 receptor agonists, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors by older adults with type 2 diabetes insured by Medicare Advantage vs commercial health plans.
This Viewpoint discusses how patient safety indicator 04 seems to be an attractive binary measure of quality, but it has been found to be problematic and should be improved or eliminated.
This study investigates differences in the characteristics of US youths treated with psychotropic polypharmacy and in the psychotropic classes used in combination.
This Viewpoint discusses the negative effects that COVID-19 has had and will have on individuals at risk of or exploited in human trafficking.
This cross-sectional study examines the implication of US state crisis standards of care guideline recommendations for patients with cancer, including allocation methods, cancer-related categorical exclusions and deprioritizations, and provisions for blood products and palliative care.
This Viewpoint argues that specialty generics can cost more for patients than brand-name drugs, and proposes strategies to protect patients by addressing the market dysfunction caused by rebates.
This Viewpoint discusses American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on K-12 school reentry and makes additional recommendations.
This qualitative study of online vouchers for discounted DTC imaging services reveals consumerization of medicine and calls for regulations to balance convenience and cost with patient safety and physician oversight.
This economic evaluation study estimates the number of patients with cancer who are eligible for the newly approved drug-indication pairs and projects potential spending and use of the approvals in the United States.
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