For the first time, researchers show how much patients with private insurance actually pay for hospital stays. Costs are high, and rising fast, depending on plan design.
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
Nearly all Michigan hospitals saw a drop in uninsured patients after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a finding that may hold lessons for states that haven’t launched similar programs.
The findings of a new Medicare study conflict with popular ideas about which patients cost the most health care dollars in the last year of life — and where potential cost savings lie.
At the end of life, traditional Medicare patients are sicker and frailer than Medicare Advantage patients, a new study shows — a difference that matters for health care planning and policy.
The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality introduced tools to help hospitals change their approach to handling patient harm, malpractice suits and more.
Doctors of Tomorrow pairs first-year medical students with ninth-grade mentees to foster diversity in medical fields.