No regrets: Older adults reflect on their Social Security claiming decisions

This post discusses findings from a qualitative study on older adults’ ex post assessment of their decision of when to claim their Social Security retirement benefit.

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Incontinence affects more than 200m people worldwide, so why isn’t more being done to find a cure?

Urinary incontinence affects millions of people worldwide. This post discusses the state of research on prevention and treatment of the condition.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 40

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

Reductions in Mid-Life Diabetes, Hypertension Increase Future Number of Americans with Dementia

Using large data sets and dynamic modeling, researchers find that improving cardiovascular health at middle and older ages is not enough to slow the growth in the number of older Americans with dementia further underscoring the need for treatment innovations that will delay or prevent dementia.   (more…)

When Survey Respondents Don’t Pay Attention

We used a trap question to study if respondents were paying attention in a survey. We found that not paying attention was related to personality traits and lower levels of survey effort.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 39

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

The Case for Reforming Competitive Bidding in Medicare Advantage

Experts propose to reforming the way that fixed monthly payments to MA plans are determined, replacing the current, overly complex structure with one that would enhance competition, simplify beneficiary choice through standardization, and save an estimated $10 billion annually. (more…)

Wealthier, Happier and More Self-Sufficient? Anti-Poverty Programs may Help

Can anti-poverty programs have lasting impacts on wellbeing and self-sufficiency at lower taxpayer cost? We explore this question in the context of a Colombian conditional cash transfer program.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 38

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

Police Homicides in the United States

This post presents emerging findings from Fatal Encounters, the most comprehensive police collection of homicide data in the country. The database aims to inform policy to reduce police homicide by documenting the extent and nature of the problem across the US.

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