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Access to Specialists Worse with Medicaid

Increase outpatient services and thereby decrease expensive emergency department visits, or so the popular axiom goes. This only works, however, if there are enough outpatient visits to be had. This study by Medford-Davis et al. examines the [...]

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Punch to the Gut for Young Americans

Appendicitis is not pleasant. Commonly described as a dull mid-abdominal ache that sharpens as it moves toward the right lower quadrant, it is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Worse than appendicitis, however, are the possible complications [...]

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Time to Join the War against High Drug Prices

The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. is constantly in the news, with the public becoming aware of increasing prices for off-patent drugs from the obscure Daraprim (up almost 5500% overnight from $13.50 to $700 per capsule) to the [...]

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments


The Academy Health National Health Policy Conference is one of my two favorite conferences to attend every year. The other is my specialty society’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference. But the reason why I enjoy the NHPC – which is [...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fourth Annual Policy Prescriptions® Symposium

Healthcare is a $3 trillion dollar industry with many stakeholders. One such set of stakeholders, health professionals and clinicians are often at the bedside, and not at the table during policy discussions. The 2017 Policy Prescriptions® Symposium [...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

EMRA + PolicyRx Journal Club

We’d like to announce our collaboration with the Emergency Medicine Residents Association to bring health policy literature reviews affecting the field of emergency medicine. Emergency physicians care for all members of society and as such [...]

January 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

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