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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.
Future Health Dividends for California: Valuing Medical Innovations
Reducing the incidence of four common cancers (breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer), diabetes and stroke by 50 percent would generate nearly $900 billion in social value for California between 2018 and 2040. Just a 10 percent decline generates $175 billion over the same period.
Data Visualization: State Drug Transparency Laws
States are increasingly enacting price transparency laws designed to provide regulators or the public with more information about how entities in the drug distribution system set prices. The data visualization summarizes the 35 drug pricing transparency bills enacted in states between 2015 and 2018.