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August 14, 2018

Opioid Prescribing for Ankle Sprain

In a national study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Kit Delgado and colleagues find that from 2011-2015, one in four patients with an ankle sprain were prescribed opioids in the emergency department, with significant state-level variation. Patients prescribed larger amounts of opioid were more likely to continue use. This research was supported by a pilot grant from our NIDA Center of Excellence, CHERISH. The study was covered widely by local and national news outlets, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post and Time magazine. 

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August 21, 2018

Inside the Black Box of Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Two new studies by Guy David and colleagues untangle the effects of patient-centered medical homes on utilization, costs, and medication adherence. The studies appear in the Journal of Health Economics and Health Economics (forthcoming). 

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