Hospitals and Health Systems
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Graduating into a Downturn: Are Physicians Recession Proof?
Alice Chen, Anthony Lo Sasso, and Michael Richards leverage a unique dataset to analyze if and how the Great Recession impacted the labor market of physicians who were seeking their first job post residency and fellowship training.
Pharmacists With Greater Role Curtail Repeat Hospital Visits
Amid state and federal discussions to address doctor shortages, a USC-led study is part of a growing body of research indicating that an expansion of pharmacists’ roles is a potential solution.
Improving Hospital Incentives with Better Cost Data
The method currently used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to set Medicare payment rates is fairly crude. CMS could draw on cost data that are produced by hospitals’ internal systems to increase the efficiency of the health care system.
Enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, 2005 to 2014
In a peer-reviewed longitudinal description of trends in enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), researchers found that more than a quarter of hospitals have been cited under the EMTALA—known as the “anti-dumping law”—in the past decade.
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Hospitals and healthcare systems are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This comes as they are also grappling with policy changes, new technologies, and an aging population. Schaeffer Center researchers are analyzing these effects and what they mean for healthcare and health outcomes overall.