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Mark Pauly and Scott Harrington, Washington Post, ACA 'Sticker Shock'

  • Friday, 20 June 2014

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.

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) work by LDI Senior Fellows…
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Ari Friedman, JAMA, ICU Economic Incentives

  • Friday, 20 June 2014

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.

That earlier piece's authors noted that at $80 billion a year, overall U.S. ICU…
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Kevin Volpp, Modern Healthcare, Wellness Programs

  • Friday, 20 June 2014

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."…

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Bruce Kinosian, WHYY 'The Pulse, House Calls Revived

  • Thursday, 19 June 2014

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.

The house call, which went extinct as high-tech hospital medicine came to dominate health care,…
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Karen Glanz: Practicing What She Researches

  • Thursday, 19 June 2014
A feature story in the Philadelphia Inquirer points out that LDI Senior Fellow and behavioral epidemiologist Karen Glanz, who studies the effect of nutrition and exercise on obesity and disease, follows her own findings with four-mile daily runs, 300-mile bicycle races, marathon swims and other
Karen Glanz in her office with…
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David Mandell, USA Today, Cost of Autism Care

  • Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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.

Mandell…

Tags: autism
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Jason Karlawish, Philadelphia Inquirer, Scamming Seniors

  • Wednesday, 18 June 2014
The scamming of seniors suffering various levels of cognitive decline has become so common an activity across the country that we need to "reboot" our national approach to the problem, said LDI Senior Fellow Jason Karlawish in a Philadelphia Inquirer article.
 
Karlawish, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at…
Tags: Aging
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Glanz and Volpp to Head New Prevention Research Center

  • Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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.

The center is one of 26 established across the country to conduct public health…
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AcademyHealth Article of Year Honors Paper by Konetzka, Polsky and Werner

  • Thursday, 12 June 2014
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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…

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Mark Pauly, The Hill, Insurance Without Access to Care

  • Friday, 23 May 2014

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."

The piece goes on to say, "The health care safety net has far too
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Jeffrey Silber Team Develops New Hospital Ranking System

  • Friday, 23 May 2014
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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…

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Chris Feudtner Faults Penn's Tobacco Investments

  • Monday, 19 May 2014

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.

The article notes the move comes 25 years after Harvard pulled out of tobacco-related investments.
Chris…
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Two LDI Senior Fellows' Work Wins 'Game Changing' Healthcare Innovation Award

  • Monday, 19 May 2014
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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,…

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A Concern About Social Determinants of Health Put Into Practice

  • Monday, 19 May 2014
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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.

Nkonde-Price, MD, a Robert Wood…
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Ezekiel Emanuel, New York Times, Conflicting Obesity Data

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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%…

Tags: Obesity, tobacco
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Ezekiel Emanuel, NPR New Orleans, Poor ACA Communications

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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…

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Karin Rhodes, USA Today, Primary Care Capacity

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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…

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Two LDI SUMR Scholars Co-Author Major Journal Article

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014
2012 LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars Anand Gopal and Sydney Green are among the co-authors of a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Both spent a summer as part of a research
2012 SUMR Scholars Anand Gopal and Sydney Green
team…
Tags: education
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Penn Experts Call For The 'Insourcing' of Health Care Innovation

  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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.

In their NEJM piece, Asch, the Executive Director; Mahoney, the…
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CHIPRA Eligibility Study Shows Increased Coverage in 20 States

  • Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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.

CHIPRA -- the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009…
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