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This Viewpoint reviews problems and successes to date in Medicare’s value-based payment programs, and argues for global payment structures across populations, settings, and episodes of care to improve quality, patient-centered outcomes, and efficiency while not disadvantaging safety-net clinicians.
This cross-sectional study examines the prevalence of and sociodemographic characteristics associated with reporting attempted self-managed abortion among US women.
This cross-sectional study evaluates whether implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion was associated with changes in the use of insurance for sexual and reproductive services among female young adults.
This cross-sectional study quantifies network breadth and exclusivity (ie, overlap) among primary care physician, cardiology, and general acute care hospital networks for employer-based, individually purchased, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid managed care plans.
This cross-sectional study assesses the national prevalence of financial hardship because of medical bills among families of children with congenital heart disease in the US and the association of financial hardship with adverse outcomes.
This cross-sectional study develops and assesses a systematic approach to detect surgical access disparities among residents in the 5 highest-ranked and lowest-ranked counties of North Carolina by health outcome rank as defined by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This Viewpoint discusses barriers to building trust between physicians and patients and offers recommendations to increase that trust, including minimizing emphasis on patient consumerism, promoting authentic partnerships, and accelerating select payment and delivery system reforms.
This Viewpoint discusses efforts that medical centers can take in rebuilding affordability-related trust and relationships with patients.
This Viewpoint describes transparency practices that could help physicians build trust with patients and model professionalism for students and trainees: clear and consistent disclosure of financial relationships, conflicts of interest, credentials, disciplinary actions, performance metrics, and personal information or experiences oriented toward improving patient outcomes.
This cohort study assessed the association of the US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Balancing Incentives Program with the prevalence and frequency of informal caregiving in the US from 2011 to 2018.
This cross-sectional study assesses the association between physician malpractice claims rates and hospital admission rates after emergency department visits among patients with lower-risk syncope in the US.
This cross-sectional study examines the responses to a recent National Opinion Research Center survey to assess the prevalence, frequency, and main types of discrimination experienced by adult patients in the US health care system.
This Viewpoint discusses the need to account for neonates and children—who are typically disproportionally impacted during pandemics—by implementing hospital resource allocation protocols that ensure equity across the life span.
This cross-sectional study examines the use of electronic health record among physicians and other clinicians in ambulatory care facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
This economic evaluation determines whether anatomic approaches are cost-effective compared with functional tests for the assessment of low-risk stable chest pain.
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