Population Health and Disparities
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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.
Diabetes Studies Reveal How Insurance and Ethnicity Can Affect Outcomes
USC Schaeffer Center experts found significant racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes complications and examined the impact of the ACA on patients with diabetes in two separate studies.
Does Medicare Coverage Improve Cancer Detection and Mortality Outcomes?
This study provides the first evidence to our knowledge that near-universal access to Medicare at age 65 is associated with improvements in population-level cancer mortality, and provides new evidence on the differences in the impact of health insurance by gender.
Longitudinal Analysis of Dementia Diagnosis and Specialty Care Among Racially Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries
The burden of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is rapidly growing. Researchers found vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis and care.
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