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Beyond the Dartmouth Atlas – Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending
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Beyond the Dartmouth Atlas – Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending

By Gregory Curfman, MD The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, compiled over the past several decades, is a unique data source on geographic variations in health care spending and practices. Such regional variations may be quite marked and present illuminating trends in practice patterns. Conclusions drawn from the Dartmouth Atlas, however, are limited by the fact that the Atlas … Continue reading

Making Law Students Part of the Global Health Team
Global Health

Making Law Students Part of the Global Health Team

By Jennifer Salopek In their paper in the December 2015 issue of Healthcare, Virginia Rowthorn and Jody Olsen discuss the evolution of the Center for Global Education Initiatives (CGEI) at their institution, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The UMB Faculty and Student Interprofessional Global Health Grant Program provides grants of up to $10,000 for an … Continue reading

Supreme Court Scrutinizes All-Payer Claims Database
Applied Health IT

Supreme Court Scrutinizes All-Payer Claims Database

By Carmel Shachar, J.D., M.D. , Gregory Curfman, M.D. In an era of heightened demand for health care cost-control, transparency, and quality, state all-payer claims databases (APCDs) are uniquely positioned to unlock an array of value. APCDs systematically collect medical and pharmacy claims from public and private payers within a state, offering a comprehensive view … Continue reading

Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health
Patient Centered Care

Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health

America is aging. By 2030, 72 million people age 65 and older will live in the United States and the number of >85 year olds will increase dramatically to 19 million by 2050. Though media attention has focused on the burgeoning health needs of our aging population, little attention has been given to the deleterious effects of the health problems of the aged on their adult children. Continue reading