APRIL 2019
In the Journal of Health Economics, Guy David and colleagues evaluate an algorithm-driven program targeting high-risk Medicare Advantage members with congestive heart failure. Patients receiving outreach through the program significantly reduced their health care utilization during one year. Brief
In a joint issue brief with United States of Care, we find that employer-sponsored health insurance premiums consume about 30% of median household income nationally. In nearly all states, these premiums grew faster than median household income between 2010 and 2016.
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In Health Affairs, Kira Ryskina, Robert Burke, and colleagues find that more than 10% of Medicare skilled nursing facility stays for postacute care did not include a medical assessment from a physician or advanced practitioner. Patients who received these visits had significantly lower 30-day mortality and readmission rates than those who did not. Brief
In JAMA Surgery, Edouard Coupet, Kit Delgado, and Yanlan Huang colleagues compare presentation of firearm injuries in trauma vs. nontrauma center emergency departments, and identify substantial opportunities to expand evidence-based prevention programs across EDs. Research Snapshot
In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eve Higginbotham draws on multiple studies - and her own experience as an African-American physician and family member - to discuss the need for clinician training in unconscious racial bias. Op-Ed
On Knowledge@Wharton radio, Penn Law's Allison Hoffman explains a federal judge's recent decision to block Arkansas and Kentucky's Medicaid work requirements. Radio
Paula Chatterjee and Rachel Werner describe the unique vulnerabilities of safety net hospitals in value-based purchasing programs and discuss policy implications. Commentary
Wharton and LDI's pipeline for introducing underrepresented minority college students to a health services research career, the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019. News
Penn's ALACRITY Center (Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness) hosted a winter retreat to identify innovative ways to improve care in Philadelphia's publicly-funded mental health system. News
The Director of the CMS Office of Minority Health joined the Perelman School of Medicine's Special Interest Group on Health Disparities luncheon, speaking on topics such as increasing the diversity of the health care workforce through the community health worker model developed by Shreya Kangovi. News
Access to Primary and Dental Care Among Adults Newly Enrolled in Medicaid, American Journal of Managed Care, March 2019, Krisda H. Chaiyachati, Jeffrey K. Hom, Charlene Wong, Kamyar Nasseh, Xinwei Chen, Ashley Beggin, Elisa Zygmunt, Marko Vujicic, David Grande

Strengthening Partnerships Between Substance Use Researchers and Policy Makers to Take Advantage of a Window of Opportunity, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, March 2019, Zachary F. Meisel, Julia Mitchell, Daniel Polsky, Nada Boualam, Ellen McGeoch, Janet Weiner, Matthew Miclette, Jonathan Purtle, Bruce Schackman and Carolyn C. Cannuscio

Impact of Oncology Drug Shortages on Chemotherapy Treatment, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, February 2019, Abby Alpert, Mireille Jacobson

Next Phase in Effective Cost Control in Health Care, JAMA, March 2019, Aaron Glickman, Sarah S. P. DiMagno, Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Quality of Hospital Communication and Patient Preparation for Home Health Care: Results From a Statewide Survey of Home Health Care Nurses and Staff, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, February 2019, Christine D.Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Kathryn H. Bowles, Linda Flynn, Frederick A. Masoudi, Eric A. Coleman, Cari Levy, Rebecca S.Boxer

Determining Food-Insecure Families' Resource Access with Health System and Public Data, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, February 2019, Deepak Palakshappa, Douglas Strane, Heather Griffis and Alexander G. Fiks

Modeling Lottery Incentives for Daily Adherence, Statistics in Medicine, April, 2019, Colman H. Humphrey, Dylan S. Small, Shane T. Jensen, Kevin G. Volpp, David A. Asch, Jingsan Zhu, Andrea B. Troxel

Racial Segregation and Inequality in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Very Low-Birth-Weight and Very Preterm Infants, JAMA Pediatrics, March, 2019, Jeffrey D. Horbar, Erika M. Edwards, Lucy T. Greenberg, Jochen Profit, David Draper, Daniel Helkey, Scott A. Lorch, Henry C. Lee, Ciaran S. Phibbs, Jeannette Rogowski, Jeffrey B. Gould, Glenn Firebaugh

Effects of Public Reporting Legislation of Nurse Staffing: A Trend Analysis, Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, March, 2019, Pamela B. de Cordova, Jeannette Rogowski, Kathryn A. Riman, Matthew D. McHugh

The Roles Of Assisters And Automated Decision Support Tools In Consumers' Marketplace Choices: Room For Improvement, Health Affairs, March 2019, Charlene A. Wong, Eric Ellsworth, Farrah Madanay, Dave Chandrasekaran, Megan Moore, Daniel Polsky, Peter A. Ubel

Repeat Laboratory Testing in the Pediatric Emergency Department: How Often and How Important?, Pediatric Emergency Care, March 2019, Evan Fieldston, Oludolapo Fakeye, David Friedman

Patient, Caregiver, and Clinician Perspectives on Expectations for Home Healthcare after Discharge: A Qualitative Case Study, Journal of Hospital Medicine, February 2019, Christine D. Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Kathryn H. Bowles, Shara Schroeder, Frederick A. Masoudi, Eric A. Coleman, Jason Falvey, Cari R. Levy, Rebecca S Boxer

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