This study assessed a randomly selected, age-stratified sample of 698 childhood cancer survivors and 210 siblings and insurance coverage characteristics to determine the impact of underinsurance.
This Viewpoint examines how loosening federal restrictions on the use of Medicaid funds for housing could benefit the health and quality of life for the homeleless population while also reducing medical costs.
This Teachable Moment explores whether carotid duplex ultrasonography for possible syncope should be used as part of a preopeartive workup.
This study uses Health and Retirement survey data to examine differences in characteristics of decedents in Medicare Advantage vs fee-for-service Medicare at the end of their lives.
This cohort study examines the rapid growth of high-deductible health plans in a nationally representative sample of insured US adults.
This analysis of physician-hospital integration examines the changes in commercial prices and spending among a cohort of nonelderly Medicare enrollees.
This Viewpoint explores efforts to generate evidence that will distinguish between high- and low-value care.
This case report uses the example of a patient with scurvy to illustrate the importance of the basic history and physical examination, even in the age of more modern technological diagnostic techniques.
This study investigated changes in colonoscopy-related spending and complications before and after institution of an insurer policy that forced cost sharing for use of higher-priced services.
This Research Letter examines the costs and potential benefits of Medicare coverage of anesthesia services during screening colonoscopies for patients at low risk of sedation-related complications.
This modeling study uses a Monte Carlo analysis to estimate the range of potential health effects that increased promotion and use of e-cigarettes might have on the US population.
This population epidemiology study uses medical claims data to assess associations between participation in a US medical home intervention and changes in quality and utilization of care.
This Viewpoint recommends actions for states to improve the content, availability, and salience of publicly available health care price information.
This retrospective study revealed increased use of percutaneous ventricular assist devices (PVADs) and decreased use of intra-aortic balloon pumps, leading to questions regarding the high mortality, cost, and unclear benefit associated with PVADs.
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