In this Ideas and Opinions paper, authors explore historical and current reasons for using quotation marks when documenting a clinical encounter and recommend rewording sentences to avoid quotes that do not confer obvious benefit and might be misinterpreted.
Members of the AcademyHealth Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Interest Group honor Thomas Edes, M.D. with the Roger C. Lipitz Leadership Award, noting his contributions to the field and work addressing aging and disability care needs within the Veterans Administration.
Lack of data regarding dual-eligible individuals has long hindered the development of effective policy solutions and care improvement. AcademyHealth organizational member Arnold Ventures highlights new resources to help the research community strengthen and expand evidence at a critical time in the policy debate.
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure for non-elderly women. While highly effective for some conditions, rates are generally declining in the United States due to tensions between its risks and benefits. The decline in use, however, is greater for white women than Black women. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews findings from a new study that indicates this disparity is amplified in areas with higher socioeconomic status.
As lead clinicians for their states with responsibility for overseeing clinical care and stewardship of resources, Medicaid Medical Directors share their perspectives on clinical matters related to the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program.
The September 2021 Blueprint spotlights the latest report from the Paradigm Project which summarizes an expert meeting exploring academic incentives and rewards, the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in that system, and options for better aligning incentives with health outcomes.
Designed to build data capacity for conducting patient-centered outcomes research, ASPE’s Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund has funded several cross-agency projects aimed at improving maternal health. A new Health Affairs blog post describes these efforts and highlights guiding principles for moving forward.
External advisors have submitted their report and recommendations to AcademyHealth to inform the development of a sustainable, action-oriented strategy to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the field.