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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.

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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.

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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…)

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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Health Systems, Technology and Combating Stigma in The Fight Against Tuberculosis

An NGO’s approach to addressing the challenge of TB in India and Cambodia.

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Before We Reward, We Must Measure: Tracking Population Health Management by US Hospitals

For the amount of money the United States spends on healthcare—the largest percentage of GDP of any nation—the return on investment is not very good. To make our healthcare expenditure more cost-effective, we must reward hospitals that effectively manage population health. But, before we can reward, we must measure.  (more…)

How Health Care Providers Can Help End the Overprescription of Opioids

Battling the opioid epidemic requires flexible, carefully designed, and rapidly evaluated policies.  (more…)

Providing Evidence of Value as well as Fiscal Impact is Necessary for Healthcare Technology Adoption

Healthcare policymakers need to understand not only the value of a new technology but how much it will cost the health system. A new framework provides clearer guidance for assessing the quality of budget impact analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. (more…)

Why Bernie Sanders’s Plan for Universal Health Care is Only Half Right

Every American should automatically get health insurance, but Medicare for all isn’t the correct path towards that goal.  (more…)

Three Federal Actions That May Address Surprise Bills

In this blog, we explain the details of each action, and discuss the merits, risks, and limitations of these reforms.  (more…)

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