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Fewer Pharmacies In Black And Hispanic/Latino Neighborhoods Compared With White Or Diverse Neighborhoods, 2007–15
A new study in Health Affairs finds one-third of neighborhoods in the largest US cities are pharmacy deserts with most located in Black and Latino neighborhoods.
How Would Sharing Rebates at the Point-Of-Sale Affect Beneficiary Cost-Sharing in Medicare Part D?
If cost-sharing were based on net price it would provide meaningful financial relief to many Part D beneficiaries.
National Trends in Mental Health-Related Emergency Department Visits by Children and Adults, 2009–2015
Utilization of emergency department services for mental health-related visits can be challenging for hospitals to manage. This study showed mental health-related visits grew by 56 percent for pediatric patients and by almost 41 percent for adults.
Hospital System Participation and Hospital Spending
Schaeffer Center researchers found that most hospital systems span across markets and states with higher system participation were more likely to have below median per capita hospital spending. Their work suggests that researchers and policymakers should consider hospital system membership separately from market concentration.