A Wharton/LDI team's new study showing the Affordable Care Act didn't boost costs in the individual Health insurance market as much as previous studies claimed, is getting big media play, including a major story in The Washington Post.
Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, LDI Fellow Ari Friedman, argues against the point of an earlier article that suggests the establishment of ICU bed quotas as a way to control ICU costs.
LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp is quoted in a cover article in the May 26 issue of Modern Healthcare that questions the effectiveness of wellness programs.
The magazine story says that "Despite employers' growing investment in wellness programs, the evidence is mixed on whether such programs produce short-term return on investment."…
A WHYY "The Pulse" radio show and article looks at how LDI Senior Fellow Bruce Kinosian and the Affordable Care Act are both executing something of a "back to the future" effort to resurrect house calls.
|Karen Glanz in her office with…|
A family's cost for the lifetime care of a member who has autism runs between $1.4 and $2.4 million, according to a new study co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell and highlighted in a USA Today article. That estimate makes autism one of the nation's most expensive disabilities.
LDI Senior Fellows Karen Glanz and Kevin Volpp have been named co-directors of the University of Pennsylvania's new Prevention Research Center (PRC) funded with a five-year $4.4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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|Together at the AcademyHealth conference in San Diego are the University of Chicago's Tamara Konetzka, PhD, and University of Pennsylvania's Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, and Dan Polsky, PhD, MPP, co-authors the paper honored as the 2014 Article of the Year.|
Astudy paper co-authored by a University of Chicago…
An article in The Hill co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly and three experts from the conservative American Enterprise Institute argues that the current round of health care reform "has largely ignored the poor."
|In this 3-minute LDI excerpt of a longer Knowledge@Wharton video interview, Jeffrey Silber explains the new hospital care ranking system developed by a team he led.|
A study led by LDI Senior Fellow Jeffrey Silber and co-authored by Senior Fellows Paul Rosenbaum, Lee Fleisher and Orit Even-Shoshan that has created a…
In an article in Inside Higher Ed, LDI Senior Fellow Chris Feudtner discusses the petition signed by him and 534 other senior faculty members urging the University of Pennsylvania to drop its tobacco-related investments.
RightCare Solutions, a company organized around clinical decision support software invented by LDI Senior Fellows Kathryn Bowles and Mary Naylor, has received the 2014 "Game Changing Healthcare Award" by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (GPACT).
Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor, and Naylor, PhD,…
In a twenty minute radio interview on "Conversations in Health Care," LDI Senior Fellow Chileshe Nkonde-Price discussed her "Change My Steps" research project that has drawn national media attention as well as her comparison of the U.S. vs. U.K. health care systems.
In an Op-Ed piece in The New York Times, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel and Penn researcher Andrew Steinmetz write that despite conflicting data about national obesity rates, progress is being made.
Underscoring the current confusion, they cite both the recent JAMA study that concluded there has been a 43%…
In an interview on NPR's New Orleans Public Radio, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel said the fact that a Pew Research Center poll found that 55% of the U.S. disapprove of the Affordable Care Act is a matter of "misunderstanding." The former White House health policy advisor, who was one…
A lengthy USA Today article about the adequacy of U.S. primary care services in the wake of the Affordable Care Act's insurance expansion quotes LDI Senior Fellow Karin Rhodes.
Rhodes and LDI Senior Fellow Dan Polsky led a new study that placed 13,000 appointment-seeking phone calls to 8,000 primary care practices…
|2012 SUMR Scholars Anand Gopal and Sydney Green|
LDI Senior Fellows David Asch, Christian Terwiesch and Kevin Mahoney's New England Journal of Medicine article on the "insourcing" of health care innovation is the subject of an article in Medical News Today and a post on the LDI Blog.
Health insurance coverage for low-income immigrant children who are legal residents increased 24.5% in the 20 states that took advantage of a 2009 law to expand CHIPRA eligibility, according to a new study led by LDI Senior Fellow Brendan Saloner.