This analysis of survey data assesses changes in access to care, utilization, and self-reported health among low-income adults in 3 states—Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas—taking alternative approaches to the Affordable Care Act.
This simulated analysis of cost-sharing in member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found a large variation in costs borne by patients, often dependent on age, comorbidities, and socioeconomic status.
This study uses National Health Interview Survey data to compare health and health risk factors between lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults and heterosexual adults in the United States.
This meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials assesses the effect of mobile telephone text messaging on medication adherence in patients with chronic disease.
This study reports that high computer use by clinicians in safety-net clinics was associated with lower patient satisfaction and observable communication differences.
This Viewpoint details how mass media, often overlooked as a medical tool, can be used to help prevent disease and save lives by communicating simple messages that nearly every patient needs to hear.
Investigation of 2 large prospective studies found that higher whole grain consumption is associated with lower total and cardiovascular disease mortality in US men and women.
In a retrospective cohort study, Edwards et al characterize the association between enrollment in Home-Based Primary Care, a program operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and hospitalizations owing to an ambulatory care–sensitive condition among older veterans with diabetes mellitus. See the Invited Commentary by Federman and Soriano.
Hussey et al measure the association between care continuity, costs, and rates of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and complications for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disease. See the invited commentary by Chen and Ayanian.
Rillamas-Sun and colleagues investigate whether higher baseline body mass index and waist circumference affect women’s survival to age 85 years without major chronic disease (coronary disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes mellitus, or hip fracture) and mobility disability.