Health Care Policy Results

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      The Power of Quantitative Data: How Numbers Illuminate Policy Problems and Solutions

      In the 1950s, most cars didn’t come with seatbelts standard. Now, your car won’t let you drive across the parking lot without dinging until you buckle up. Just how important is empirical data in evaluating public health risks and shaping public policy? Read more

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      Moneyball in Medicare? It's Working, Study Says

      New Research from Edward Norton

      Incentives for hospitals to improve their quality and reduce costs work, according to a new study led by Edward Norton, professor of Health Management and Policy. The research shows that hospitals that participate in such programs benefit not only from direct payment from patients’ treatment but also the good scores they get from patients on the treatment they receive. Read more

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      Kids and Guns: Geography, Race, and Policy

      In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read more

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      Kids and Guns: Access to Firearms

      In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read more

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      Kids and Guns: Safety First

      In May, researchers Marc Zimmerman and Patrick Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read more

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      Hepatitis B: Stopping a Silent Killer

      Q&A with David Hutton

      Every year, hepatitis B kills more than 780,000 people around the world, and is the single most serious liver infection, according to the World Health Organization. David Hutton, associate professor of Health Management and Policy, says early diagnosis and treatment is key to stopping the spread of the disease in the United States. Read more