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ACA Increased Emergency Department Use

As the Affordable Care Act was being implemented, many politicians and health policy experts predicted a decline in ED use, as newly-insured patients would receive care from primary care providers instead of the ED, leading to more efficient and [...]

May 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 et al. examines the availability of [...]

April 6, 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

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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