Mathematica Policy Research uses objective data analysis and rigorous research methods to help policymakers and practitioners tackle the nation’s evolving health care challenges. Several articles written by Mathematica’s health experts have recently been featured in prominent health journals. This is another sign of our understanding of today's health care policy environment.
- In The American Journal of Managed Care, Ann O’Malley and Deborah Peikes explore patients’ experiences with care management through “Patients’ Perspectives of Care Management: A Qualitative Study.”
- JAMA Internal Medicine invited James Reschovsky and Eugene Rich to comment on the implications of physician networks for the quality and cost of care. The researchers reflect on their efforts to analyze payer claims to describe these networks in “Evolving Delivery System and Market Factors and Their Influence on Physician Networks and Patient Care.”
- In a JAMA viewpoint article, “Global Budgets for Safety-Net Hospitals,” Sule Gerovich introduces all-payer global hospital budgeting as a payment reform that can strengthen hospital finances and accelerate transformation in health care policy.
- A forthcoming issue of CDC Preventing Chronic Disease features an article by Daniel Finkelstein, Dana Petersen, and Lisa Schottenfeld, “Promoting Children’s Physical Activity in Low-Income Communities in Colorado: What Are the Barriers and Opportunities?” The article summarizes barriers to physical activity among children in low-income households in Colorado and identifies opportunities for increasing their physical activity.
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