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The Economic Benefit of Preventing HIV

In May 2014, the CDC released guidelines for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for individuals considered high risk for HIV infection: those in relationships with HIV positive partners, those engaged in high-risk sexual behavior, and those with [...]

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Less is More: HIE Prevents Repeat Tests

Health Information Exchange (HIE) lets doctors see all of their patients’ records online, no matter where patients choose to go for care. If a patient has a doctor they really like in one hospital, but wants their labs drawn and prescriptions [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Primary Care 101: Supply and Demand

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans get insured. The hope is that if an individual is insured, he or she is more likely to gain access to primary care. More access to primary care means fewer expensive emergency room [...]

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It Costs More to be Poor

Uninsured patients are the most financially vulnerable to hospital charges. Hospitals bill a high charge for medical services, with the expectation that a fraction of that is actually paid by insurance companies. With a large consumer base, [...]

April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Protecting Babies and Women’s Rights

Does protecting abortion rights paradoxically lower infant mortality rates? A new study from Health Affairs examined trends in US infant death rates between1960–1980, and though the hypothesis is provocative, the study’s level of evidence is [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

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