Health

Can Comments Improve Care? How Yelp Reviews Can Help Patients and Providers Understand Experiences of Hospital Care

Recently, there has been an increased focus on improving patient satisfaction in health care. Patient experience is one of the...

Does Access to School-Based Healthcare Reduce Teen Birth Rates and Lead to More High School Completion?

Research suggests that school-based healthcare reduces teen fertility, but does not substantially reduce high school dropout rates.

How Temporary Incentives Can Increase Long-Run Productivity in Clinics

A recent study shows that temporary financial incentives can motivate long-run changes in clinic routines, overcoming the initial costs of inertia and allowing them to implement more effective and efficient practices.

Taking a Closer Look at Elderly Medicaid Recipients

Understanding how elderly individuals ultimately rely on Medicaid could be key to implementing changes that protect the fiscal longevity of both Medicaid and Medicare.

A Milliliter of Cure: How Investment in Vaccine Provision Could Yield Substantial Economic Returns

A new study finds that investments aimed at increasing vaccine coverage reap significant economic benefits in the long run, particularly in developing countries.

Work Stress Is the New Secondhand Smoke

A recent article in The Behavioral Science & Policy Journal sheds light on the combined effects of several workplace stressors on overall health outcomes.

The Link between Perceived Income Inequality Conditions and Higher Caloric Intake

Poverty and income inequality conditions translate into higher obesity rates by inducing anxiety and uncertainty feelings for individuals, who increase their caloric intake as a response.

Hidden Costs of High-Deductible Plans

A very large firm switched from completely subsidized insurance plans to high-deductible insurance plans, resulting in a reduction of 13 percent in total health spending. Evidence suggests that consumers are potentially reducing both wasteful and needed medical care, thus behaving counter to their financial and medical interests.

Are Pregnancies Saving Lives Among Sex Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa?

A new study suggests that pregnancy among female sex workers in sub-Saharan Africa could act as a crucial entry point into the healthcare system, yielding better outcomes for HIV testing and treatment.

All Roads Lead to Health: Medicaid Expansion Could Be Valuable Regardless of Method

A new study finds that expanding Medicaid has significant positive effects for patients, but whether it happens via traditional Medicaid or private Marketplaces does not make much of a difference.

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