AcademyHealth provides information on the latest developments in the field of health services research (HSR). In this section you will find evidence and tools for understanding the HSR literature, making optimal use of existing methods and evaluating and using new methods for research.
AcademyHealth presents research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2023 Call for Abstracts, exploring topics related to patient-centered research, mental health and substance use, women’s health, and more.
The Milbank Quarterly's centennial anniversary issue, The Future of Population Health: Major Challenges and Opportunities, honors the journal’s legacy by looking ahead. Articles examine climate change, policing as a social determinant of health, the next alternative payment models, and much more.
The Evidence Act is a great start towards increasing the production and use of evidence across government. But when it comes to the Department of Health and Human Services, it would be better for divisions like the National Institutes of Health to have their own central evaluation hub.
Rural health care systems have seen dramatic shifts in recent decades. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal, HSR, which addresses the current state of rural hospitals and how new investments can prevent ongoing health disparities and reinvigorate the health of rural Americans.
The Affordable Care Act enacted Medicaid expansion with hopes that more states would provide health insurance to low-income Americans. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR which shows that early Medicaid expansion in six states led to an increase in the total number of physician visits but did not lead to an increase in total physician participation.
New research indicates Medicare Advantage enrollment provides favorable outcomes over traditional Medicare for those with mental health issues and those at end-of-life, indicating a high efficiency of care aligning with beneficiaries’ preferences. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth's official journal, HSR, which addresses the role of Medicare Advantage in mental health care and end-of-life outcomes for older adults.
In an invitational session at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting last month, experts urged researchers and funders to respect, include, and acknowledge the scholarship of minoritized individuals.