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Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility

December 14, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. Potential to improve access if federal, state governments require insurers to participate Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Value-Based Payment Modifier Not Tied to Practice Performance

November 28, 2017 Performance differences between practices narrowed after adjustment for patient characteristics

Prevalence of Arthritis Underestimated in United States

November 28, 2017 Arthritis affected 91.2 million adults in 2015, including 61.1 million aged 18 to 64 years in 2015

Essay Adds to Discourse on Impact of Suggestive Jokes

November 27, 2017 Authors say commonplace suggestive jokes normalize, dismiss sexual misconduct experiences

Coffee Consumption Appears to Provide More Benefit Than Harm

November 27, 2017 Largest relative reduction in health outcomes seen with intake of three to four cups/day versus none

Female Physicians’ Spouses More Likely to Work

November 22, 2017 May explain need for female physicians to make more personal and professional adjustments

Baby Boomers Have Increased Risk of Rx Opioid Overdose Death

November 22, 2017 In addition, those born from 1947 to 1964 and 1979 to 1992 have increased risk of heroin overdose death

Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women

November 20, 2017 Identification of at least one chronic condition rose from 66.9 to 91.8 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations

Many Health Care Providers Work While Sick

November 17, 2017 Pharmacists and physicians have the highest frequency of working with influenza-like illness

Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines

November 17, 2017 Eight-item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines

Docs’ Preparedness Influences Exercise Recommendations

November 17, 2017 Link between preparedness, chance of recommending physical activity for patients with disabilities

Health Care Experts in Favor of Patient Contribution to Notes

November 15, 2017 With some cautions, experts are supportive of the OurNotes medical notes intervention

Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor IDs Sarcoidosis in Uveitis

November 13, 2017 sIL-2R has slightly better diagnostic value than ACE for sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis

Increases in U.S. Health Spending Tied to Health Service Price

November 08, 2017 Higher spending also linked to population growth and aging, negatively linked to disease incidence

Intensity of Exercise Affects Impact on Mortality Risk

November 07, 2017 Findings support recommendation of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity

Pricing Interventions Increase Sales, Intake of Healthy Foods

November 03, 2017 Also linked to reduced purchasing and consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages