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This cross-sectional study uses data from the American Community Survey to examine the association of state-level immigrant integration and criminalization policies and maternal citizenship status with health insurance coverage among US-born Latino youths.
This Viewpoint addresses legal and ethical considerations regarding patient audio recordings, videotaping, and broadcasting of physician encounters.
This Viewpoint discusses how a recent US Supreme Court decision raises questions about whether an employer-based health care system can continue to best serve employees and the public at large.
This cross-sectional study assesses whether hospitals were incorrectly penalized or incorrectly nonpenalized by the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program for patient readmissions for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of preventive measures and supplies to reduce workplace COVID-19 transmission and calls for the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an enforceable requirement that employers implement standards and plans to minimize COVID-19 incidence among essential workers and spread to their families and communities.
This Viewpoint discusses the prospect of escalating malpractice claims and coverage costs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and proposes communication and resolution strategies focusing on patient safety, transparency, and proactive acknowledgement of error as an alternative to a defensive approach to claims and lawsuits.
This survey study assesses the prevalence of mental illness and mental health care use among police officers at a large, urban police department in the US.
This Viewpoint uses the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment to emphasize the costs of premature regulatory authorizations to public health and trust, and proposes the use of advisory committees, requirements for postmarketing surveillance, and adherence to standards of transparency for any future EUAs.
This cross-sectional study examines the implementation of a prescription drug monitoring program, a pain clinic legislation, or opioid prescribing guidelines in settings that serve children, adolescents, and young adults with previous prescription opioid poisoning experience.
This cohort study uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health database to describe the association between anabolic-androgenic steroid use and legal performance-enhancing substances in young adults.
This Viewpoint examines the consequences of the government withholding on its monetary promises made to private insurance companies owing to the passing of the Affordable Care Act.
This survey study estimates the number of potential corneal donations associated with deferral policies in the United States and Canada for men who have had sex with another man.
This case-control study assess the association of US False Claims Act investigations of the overuse of PCIs with PCI volumes.
This Viewpoint discusses ways that evidence-based laws can address health disparities and halt the documented reduction of life expectancy across socioeconomic groups in the US, including through regulation of hazardous products, behavioral economic incentives, wage increases, and provision of public benefits.
This Viewpoint examines the association of cannabis legalization with mental health vs the current association of cannabis with incarceration.
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