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A value-based system where healthcare providers are accountable for outcomes will benefit patients

This post discusses the movement away from fee for service models in healthcare, towards value-based care in countries such as Singapore.


How to work in interdisciplinary teams

CESR behavioral scientist Wandi Bruine de Bruin is a psychologist who has been conducting interdisciplinary research for more than 20 years, including with economists at CESR. She discusses the conditions that, in her experience, make interdisciplinary research teams successful.


To Help People with Mental Illness, Keep Them in School

In the struggle to help people with mental illness cope with their affliction, a powerful long term tool has been overlooked: school. Seth Seabury and Thomas Insel write on the importance of education in expanding opportunities for patients with serious mental illness.


California Can’t Wait for Washington’s Approval to Control Healthcare Spending

Schaeffer researcher Glenn Melnick writes that we need legislation that reduces hospitals’ emergency room leverage by capping out-of-network emergency room charges and to rein in the growing economic power of large healthcare enterprises in California. (more…)

People Cost Even More Than Drugs: The Imperative For Productivity

The biggest reason health care in the United States costs so much more than in other wealthy countries is that it takes more, and more highly paid, people to deliver care says Quintiles Senior Fellow Bob Kocher. He offers policy solutions for improving labor productivity.


Explaining differences in individuals’ health: a new theory

This blog post discusses a new way to understand the relationship between a person’s socioeconomic status and their health and longevity.


The Trump Administration Side-Stepped Rulemaking Processes on the ACA’s State Innovation Waivers— And it Could Make Their New Section 1332 Guidance Invalid

If the 2018 guidance is in fact a legislative, rather than interpretative, rule, then the agencies’ attempt to adopt it without notice and comment is impermissible, and that may have significant implications for future litigation. (more…)

Most Hospitals Receive Failing Score in at Least One Quality Dimension of Their Community Health Needs Assessment

Neeraj Sood, Vivek Shah, and Rebecca Li used Community Health Needs Assessments produced by a representative sample of California Hospitals in 2016 to understand how well California nonprofit hospitals were doing in preparing quality CHNAs.  (more…)

Education Can Reduce Genetic Association with Obesity

A USC study finds that an extra year of education can influence whether or not someone becomes obese, especially among those at higher risk of obesity.


Pain Relief Without Pills

CESR researcher Joan Broderick Trains Health Care Providers on a Successful, Non-Pharma Approach for Patients to Manage Their Chronic Pain that may help stem American’s opioid crisis.


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