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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 Viewpoint discusses current mental health concerns for pregnant and postpartum women in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
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 cross-sectional study examines the use of electronic health record among physicians and other clinicians in ambulatory care facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
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.
This cohort study examines national Medicaid and Medicare drug-spending data to examine colchicine prices over the period from 2008 to 2017.
This cohort study uses nationally representative 2008-2017 Medicare billing claims to examine changes in health care use and outcomes among patients whose primary care physician exited the workforce and to directly measure the association of primary care turnover with patients’ health care use and outcomes.
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