What Do Prisons Do to Measure Quality of Health Care?
An environmental scan of quality measures in use by state correctional systems and the Federal Bureau of Prisons found substantial variation in the number and type of measures being used and the underlying data systems used to construct measures.
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Depressed Patients Are Less Likely to Adhere to Medication for Chronic Illness
This analysis provides evidence that depression is associated with poor adherence to medication across a range of chronic diseases.
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For-Profit Ownership and Safety Net Status Linked to Emergency Department Closures
This study found that the number of emergency departments operating in the US from 1990 to 2009 declined by 27%. EDs with safety-net status, for-profit ownership, and low profit margin were at higher risk of closure.
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The Move Toward Comparative Effectiveness Research Is Good for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The move toward comparative effectiveness research may be a positive one for complementary and alternative medicine, but a more critical evaluation of their relationship might be in order.
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Racial/Ethnic Groups Respond Differently to Alcohol Excise Taxes
This study examines how the effect of alcohol excise taxes on the demand for alcohol varies across different racial and ethnic groups.
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Children Who Have Experienced Multiple Family-Related Stressful Events Have Poorer Health-Related Quality of Life
Stressful events such as death of a family member, moving, or parental divorce significantly lower children’s health related quality of life.
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Following a Routine for Taking Antiretroviral Therapy Improves Adherence
This study explores home-based medication triggers for taking antiretrovial therapy, including meals, pillboxes, time of day, and visual cues.
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