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September 2021, Vol 2, No. 9

JAMA Forum

How COVID-19 Changes the Economics of Health Care

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213309. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3309

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213375. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3375

Seeking the Origins of SARS-CoV-2—and More Cooperative Global Responses to New Viral Threats

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213547. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3547

What is the Outlook for Addressing Social Determinants of Health?

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213639. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3639

Hospice Acquisitions by Profit-Driven Private Equity Firms

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213745. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3745
Viewpoint

Undocumented Immigrants and COVID-19: A Call for Federally Funded Health Care

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212252. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2252

This Viewpoint advocates for all US residents, regardless of immigration status, to be included in plans for a universal health care system.

Prioritizing Equity and Diversity in Academic Medicine Faculty Recruitment and Retention

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212426. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2426

This essay examines groups that are underrepresented in the medical workforce, how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect these groups, and suggests strategies for addressing these issues.

Diagnostic Errors, Health Disparities, and Artificial Intelligence: A Combination for Health or Harm?

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212430. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2430

This Viewpoint describes benefits and harms of using machine learning algorithms with regard to diagnostic errors, race and ethnicity, and health disparities in the US.

Confronting Anti-Asian Racism and Health Disparities in the Era of COVID-19

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212579. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2579

This Viewpoint confronts the anti-Asian racism and health disparities that have been revealed during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original Investigation

Association of Cost Sharing With Delayed and Complicated Presentation of Acute Appendicitis or Diverticulitis

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212324. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2324

This cohort study uses commercial claims data to assess whether increased patient cost sharing is associated with the likelihood of early, uncomplicated presentation or surgical management of emergency general surgery diagnoses.

Association of Patient Race and Ethnicity With Differences in Opioid Prescribing by Primary Care Physicians for Older Adults With New Low Back Pain

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212333. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2333

This cross-sectional study uses a large Medicare data set of older adults with low back pain to examine how race and ethnicity may have been associated with opioid prescribing by primary care physicians during the first wave of the opioid epidemic.

Association of Medicaid Expansion With 5-Year Changes in Hypertension and Diabetes Outcomes at Federally Qualified Health Centers

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212375. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2375

This cohort study examines the 5-year association of Medicaid expansion with uninsurance rates and hypertension and diabetes outcome measures by race and ethnicity in federally qualified health centers.

Trends in US Health Insurance Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212487. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2487

This cross-sectional study seeks to determine how health insurance coverage changed in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Association Between New-Onset Medicaid Home Care and Family Caregivers’ Health

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212671. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2671

This cohort study examines the association between Medicaid home care services and family caregivers’ health using data from the 1996 to 2017 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey.

Estimated Prevalence of Smoking and Smoking-Attributable Mortality Associated With Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packages in the US From 2022 to 2100

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212852. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2852

This decision analytical model investigates associations between a federal regulation requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging in the US and changes in estimates of smoking-attributable deaths and life-years gained based on implementation dates of 2012 vs 2022.

Research Letter

Inequities in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in the 9 Largest US Cities

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212415. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2415

This cross-sectional study evaluates neighborhood-level data in the 9 largest US cities to identify inequities in COVID-19 vaccination rates.

Changes in Out-of-Pocket Spending and Catastrophic Health Care Expenditures Associated With Medicare Eligibility

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212531. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2531

This study examines whether becoming eligible for Medicare is associated with less out-of-pocket health care spending and lower catastrophic health care expenditure risk.

Changes in Medicare Part B Spending for Biologic Drugs After Biosimilar Entry Into the Market

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212634. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2634

This cross-sectional study describes changes in annual Medicare Part B spending for biologic drugs after biosimilar entry, focusing on the first 4 products to experience biosimilar competition: filgrastim, infliximab, epoetin alpha, and pegfilgrastim.

Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination-to-Infection Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Massachusetts

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212666. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2666

This cohort study examines the alignment of vaccination and SARS-CoV-2 risk in Massachusetts by creating and applying a vaccination-to-infection risk ratio.

Evaluation of the Association Between Medicare Eligibility and Excess Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212861. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2861

This cross-sectional regression discontinuity analysis compares deaths slightly younger and older than 65 years to examine the relationship between access to health insurance coverage and COVID-19 mortality.

In the News

New Federal Office Will Tackle Climate Change as Health Threat Borne Unequally by Vulnerable Groups

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213351. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3351

FDA Orders Many e-Cigarette Products Off the Market, but Delays Decision on Largest Manufacturers

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213531. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3531

Costs of Preventable COVID-19 Hospitalizations During Summer Surge Exceed $5 Billion

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213612. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3612

As Congress Weighs Expanded Coverage, Medicare Patients Bear Large Out-of-Pocket Costs for Dental, Hearing Care

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e213697. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3697
Special Communication

Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels, the First Amendment, and Public Right to Accurate Public Health Information: Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Back Under Legal Scrutiny

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212886. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2886

This Special Communication provides a legal analysis of whether the First Amendment prohibits the US Food and Drug Administration’s requirement of new tobacco warning labels.

Invited Commentary

Cost Sharing for Emergency Surgical Conditions—The Moral, Clinical, and Financial Hazards

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e211585. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1585

Fewer People May Have Become Uninsured in 2020 Than Feared

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212255. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2255
Editorial

Community Health Centers Caring for Adults With Hypertension and Diabetes

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212678. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2678
Correction

Error in Funding/Support

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JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(9):e212986. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.2986
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