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The average physician spends nearly 11 percent of an assumed forty-year career with an unresolved, open malpractice claim. The long time it takes for a case is resolved is distressing for both doctor and patient.
Policies to increase preventive testing in developing countries should include subsidies towards treatment costs.
Self-insurance rates will increase among small firms only under the hypothetical situation that generous stop-loss policies are available to them after implementation of the ACA. Even if many small firms choose to self insure under this situation, it will not increase the premiums charged in the insurance exchanges by more than a few tenths of a percent.
This paper provides a bibliometric assessment of mental health research (MHR) outputs from 1980 to 2011.
Unemployed HIV+ clients in sub-Saharan Africa being treated with ART were more likely to become employed, compared with those not under treatment. Having a higher income was associated with being male and having some secondary education.
With the exception of office visits, prices for most common health services don't differ between consumer-directed health plans and traditional plans.
We examined whether access to benefits varies by level of childcare responsibilities among employed parents of children with special health care needs (CSHCN).
Payment reform affects market entry and exit, which in turn may affect market structure, access to care, quality and cost of care, and patient outcomes.
This Article seeks to broaden the revenue discussion about marijuana legalization with respect to policy goals, types of taxes, and components of revenue.
Incentives to participate in wellness programs or reach health-related targets are popular, but could expose employers and insurers to litigation risk because incentives might violate state and federal insurance, anti-discrimination, or privacy laws.
In community supervision settings, frequent alcohol testing with swift, certain, and modest sanctions for violations can reduce problem drinking and improve public health outcomes.
This study reveals that it is challenging to compare the experience of different armed forces due to their unique context and in particular the variety in their ethnic minority integration policies.
Policymakers in countries around the world are faced with rising health care costs and are debating ways to reform health care to reduce expenditures.
In this survey of six state mental health telephone consultation program directors, we report the annual number of children referred for consultation and the number of lawsuits against consultant clinicians.
This paper presents results of an assessment of the state of research on decoupling the relationship between vehicle travel and economic growth.
This document presents a rapid assessment of the innovation and competitiveness impacts of the measures affecting: automated processing; control of data processing; and data transfers.
This paper investigates wage assimilation of foreign-born male workers in Britain over the period 1993 to 2009.
One in five indigent murder defendants in Philadelphia are randomly assigned representation by public defenders while the remainder receive court-appointed private attorneys. Compared to appointed counsel, public defenders in Philadelphia reduce their clients' murder conviction rate by 19%, lower the probability of a life sentence by 62%, and reduce overall expected time served in prison by 24%.
Commercial health plans and Medicare are using cost profiles to identify which physicians account for more health care spending than others, while devising strategies to reward those who provide quality care at a lower cost. Doctors with less than 10 years of experience had 13.2 percent higher overall costs than those with 40 or more years of experience.
The authors examine how price commitments impact the amount of information firms acquire about potential customers.