Health

The Art of Negotiation: Hospitals and Managed Care

A study models the effect of negotiations between Managed Care Organizations and Hospitals on the cost of health care.

How Food Safety Regulations Produce the Producers

A look at the challenges of small and non-standard food producers in a science-based regulatory regime.

The True Cost of Welfare Reform

Researchers take advantage of early randomized experiments to analyze the impact of workforce participation requirements and time limits on participants’ health.

Food Stamps: More than a Safety Net?

Researchers find positive effects on health and economic self-sufficiency decades after initial exposure to the largest US hunger safety net program.

Swallowing a Bitter Pill: Expensive Prescriptions Mean Low Adherence

Low-income patients benefit when physicians prescribe cheaper drugs, but physicians don’t always know how much patients pay.

Suicide Prevention: A Policy Solution?

An examination of state insurance laws shows that mental health insurance coverage has a significant impact on suicide rates.

Will Pay-for-Performance Pay for Itself?

New study evaluates the effect of state implementation of Pay-For-Performance on nursing home care.

If Work Doesn’t Kill You…

Researchers examine the link between job loss and cardiovascular health in Norway.

Health IT—Helpful or Not?

A disappointing performance for health information technology and Electronic Medical Records in a study of Medicare Patient outcomes

Poverty, Depression, and Motherhood: An Unhealthy Combination

Recent analysis of national survey data highlights important statistics concerning prevalence of and treatment for major depression among low-income mothers with young children.

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