Health Affairs

Why Don’t People Search for the Cheapest Health Care?

According to a poll conducted by Monmouth University earlier this year, the cost of healthcare is the top concern for...

Evidencia sobre el efecto del impuesto a refrescos y bebidas azucaradas en México

Entre 2012 y 2013, nos enteramos de que México se convirtió en uno de los países con mayores niveles de...

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...

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.

Crowding Out Care: Overburdened Emergency Departments Could Hurt Patients by Diverting Ambulance Traffic

A new study finds that, when patients are diverted from emergency departments due to overcrowding, they receive lower levels of treatment and suffer worse outcomes.

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.

Death by Insurance: Disparities in Healthcare Outcomes Based on Payment Methods

Researchers find a link between health outcomes and the type of insurance used by patients being treated for similar medical conditions at the same hospitals.

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.

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