Researchers found the use of dementia specialty care is particularly low for Hispanics and Asians. Specialty care, which can identify the subtype of dementia, may lead to better treatment for symptoms and improve quality of life over time.
Jacobson and Alpert studied more than 2.4 million monthly claims for chemotherapy treatment and found little impact on outpatient chemotherapy treatment for the majority of oncology drugs identified as experiencing shortages between 2004 and 2011.
Drug overdose mortality has reached unprecedented levels in the U.S., more than tripling over the past 20 years. Is this a uniquely American epidemic or are other high-income counties facing a similar crisis? RCMAR Scientist and USC Leonard Davis School Assistant Professor Jessica Ho looks at the data.