Key findings:--The economies of Pittsburgh and other communities in Allegheny County depend on each other, especially from an employment perspective. --On average, only 13 percent of the residents work in the same town where they live. --For 114 muni...
Within-plan variability in evaluations of care by Medicaid and commercial health plan member evaluations is too great to permit meaningful inference about plan performance for one population from the other for many important outcomes.
Pittsburgh and the other communities in Allegheny County depend strongly on each other economically and should work together to bring jobs into the county rather than compete with each other for those jobs.
More definitive information, along the lines discussed in the report, can provide a foundation to move forward and, if potential benefits are apparent, to define a unified vision and set of goals for governance and economic development in Allegheny County.
In this study, the authors have linked two existing databases of the New York State Department of Health to evaluate the relation between congenital malformations and residential proximity to hazardous waste sites in New York State.