Category Archives: Health Insurance

Do employees receive recommended preventive health services?

Large numbers of Americans receive their health care through insurance and wellness plans sponsored by their employers.  New work by Rundle and colleagues (full text here) describes a method that employers can use to analyze their medical claims data to … Continue reading

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Hospital Financial Distress and Quality of Care

Catherine Richards, an alum of the Department of Epi’s Masters and Doctoral programs, and colleagues recently published an article in JAMA Surgery showing that women treated at hospitals experiencing financial distress were significantly less likely to receive immediate breast reconstruction surgery after … Continue reading

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Health Insurance and Access to Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the greatest contributor to morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries, and these diseases are disproportionately experienced by those in the most disadvantaged circumstances.  In line with initiatives to “close the gap” on several health … Continue reading

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