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This cross-sectional study examines racial/ethnic differences in depression severity, symptom burden, and care among older community-dwelling adults in the United States.
This study uses data from the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to describe trends in medical exemptions from utility disconnection and characteristics and health care use of adults applying for such exemptions at a Yale New Haven Hospital care practice between 2011 and 2017.
This cohort study explores the association between socioeconomic status and asthma-related visits to the emergency department (ED) among individuals enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry.
This cohort study identifies sociodemographic and health-related factors associated with receipt of nondefinitive therapy among patients aged 70 years and younger with high-risk prostate cancer.
This cross-sectional study measures the differences in length of stay at inpatient rehabilitation services and health outcomes between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.
This study characterizes net dollars low-income persons received from participation in tax preparation services co-located at clinical sites in New York City intended to maximize credits and reduce poverty.
This cross-sectional study examines the association of the proportion of women on a medical conference planning committee with the proportion of women speakers at the conference.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the representation of women overall and in leadership positions in academic medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology programs and assesses the association of women leadership with overall faculty representation of women per program.
This cohort study compares longitudinal changes in insurance coverage over 24 years of follow-up between recent immigrant, early immigrant, and nonimmigrant adults in the US.
This Viewpoint discusses concern that current risk adjustment models used by CMS to tie payment to performance do not account for dementia, frailty, and social risk, and proposes ways to add reliable measures of each to the agency’s CMS-HCC model to more equitably reimburse clinicians and facilities caring for patients with challenging conditions.
This randomized clinical trial examined the effect of in-person social services navigation assistance vs a written information sheet on caregiver-reported social risk factors and child and caregiver health.
This cross-sectional study examines the association between area deprivation, rurality, and screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer in patients from an integrated health care delivery system across 3 US Midwest states (Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin).
This cohort study compares income-specific trends in the incidence rates of first psychiatric hospital admissions and evaluates whether an income gradient exists in the incidence rates at all levels of household income among adults in Finland.
This cross-sectional study uses county-level data to assess the association of social mobility with income-related differences in life expectancy of individuals at age 40 years in the United States.
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