A new analysis finds at least three quarters of the improvement in readmission rates by hospitals who had poor baseline performance was due to regression to the mean (i.e. statistical luck) rather than the policy.
Hospitals in Miami produced 13 percent fewer high-quality hospital stays than the U.S. average, while hospitals in Everett, Washington, a city 25 miles north of Seattle, perform over 20 percent better than average on value.
The proportion of settlements related to psychiatric emergencies has increased in recent years, suggesting the need for more resources to improve access and quality of care for patients with psychiatric emergencies.
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.
A new USC Schaeffer Center study shows the return on investing in improving educational attainment for those diagnosed with serious mental illness by age twenty-five, projecting positive impacts on health and economic outcomes.
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.