Organization of Healthcare Delivery

Streamlining how health care is delivered in the U.S.’s fragmented system.

Promoting Self-care Among African Immigrants with Chronic Diseases

Jun. 10, 2021

As African immigrants settle in Europe and the United States, they experience rising rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, at levels not seen in their home countries. Self-care is key to managing these chronic illnesses, but this population may face cultural and societal challenges to adherence to recommended health practices.

Urgent Care Centers: Lower-Cost Than Emergency Departments, but They Increase Spending

Apr. 26, 2021

The rapid expansion of Urgent Care Centers (UCC) over the past decade has raised the tantalizing possibility that UCCs could be a cost-effective alternative for visits that do not need the full capabilities of an emergency department (ED). On the surface, this seems to make sense. In our new study in Health Affairs, the average UCC visit cost only $171 compared to the staggering $1,646 for an ED visit.

Delayed Emergencies in COVID

Mar. 4, 2021

COVID-19 changed every aspect of our lives, from shopping for groceries to visiting doctors. Early public health messages encouraged people who thought they could put off emergency care to avoid the emergency department (ED), to save capacity for an anticipated surge of COVID cases.

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