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This cross-sectional study examines whether variations in patient characteristics are associated with physician preferences in self-assigning or selecting patients in the emergency department.
This Viewpoint discusses the position of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding disparities in health and research and offers recommendations that could hasten progress in eliminating disparities on the basis of race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status.
This study examines the number and dollar amount of payments to physicians from companies marketing prescription stimulant medications.
This cohort study characterizes US trends in primary care visit rates among individuals 17 or younger covered by a large national commercial health plan from 2008 to 2016 and identifies variables associated with visit rates.
This Viewpoint describes the differing definitions of community used in community health assessments mandated by the Affordable Care Act and briefly describes the advantages and disadvantages of 4 approaches.
This Viewpoint discusses barriers to collecting patient-reported outcome measures for symptom monitoring as a component of the Oncology Care First payment model, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services program that provides bundled population payments to cover physician services and enhancements intended to improve care quality for patients receiving systemic cancer treatment, and proposes ways to implement and facilitate the requirement given its importance to patient well-being.
This cross-sectional study examines the association of educational attainment with exposure to tobacco advertisements among diverse racial/ethnic groups of US young adults.
This cohort study examines the association of Medicaid expansions as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with stage at diagnosis and time to treatment initiation for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
This systematic review analyzes published studies to identify social and clinical factors in head and neck cancer treatment in low-income and lower-middle-income countries predominantly in South Asia.
This economic evaluation of prostate cancer radiation therapy costs at National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers assesses the value of the price transparency mandate of the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in allowing patients with prostate cancer to shop by price for radiation treatment.
This cross-sectional study assesses out-of-pocket costs and total payments for 5 types of common oncologic procedures that can be performed using an open or robotic approach.
This cross-sectional study examines the association of state laws for implementation of the Smart Snacks in School with students’ dietary intake behaviors.
This cross-sectional study compares the quality of hospitals that admit patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage vs hospitals that admit patients enrolled in traditional Medicare.
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