Health

Take Your Pills! Improving Medication Adherence through Value-Based Insurance Design Plans

Researchers examine characteristics associated with improved medication adherence in Value-Based Insurance Design plans that aim to improve patient health while reducing treatment cost.

Good Schools, Low Taxes, and Access to Medicaid?

Researchers at Harvard University find little evidence that people migrate to become eligible for Medicaid.

Understanding Medicaid’s Effects on New Enrollees: A Qualitative Approach

The authors utilize an alternative methodological approach—one that emphasizes qualitative research—in order to better understand how newly insured individuals interact with the healthcare system.

One Strange Health Statistic That Could Improve American Healthcare

A new study looks at a surprisingly simple metric—consumers’ self-rated overall health—and finds that it has become increasingly powerful at predicting mortality over the last few decades.

An Irrational Decision? Preventative Care Use Declines During High Unemployment

A new study suggests that preventative care has lower demand during high unemployment because it has an immediate cost but a delayed benefit.

Sharing the Burden: Are Cost Sharing Initiatives as Effective among Individuals with Lower Incomes?

Who bears the burden of increased patient cost sharing?

Human Capital and the Fight Against Poverty in Mexico

Harris School of Public Policy alum David García-Junco discusses his career combatting poverty through the health and human capital sectors.

Waiting for Superbugs: Patient expectations drive dangerous overprescription of antibiotics

A recent study investigates the link between the public health hazard of antibiotic resistance and the prescription of ineffectual antibiotics for bronchitis.

Is the Structure of SNAP Linked to Cyclical Illness?

Seligman et al look at whether the once-a-month nature of SNAP benefits can be linked to cyclical health problems.

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