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Rural Hospital Closures Impact the Health of a Lot of People

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Rural hospitals in the United States are having an increasingly hard time staying in...

Only Tell Me the Good News - Bias in Research Publication

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Publication bias is a big problem when it comes to health research. Researchers sometimes...

Medicare for All and Administrative Costs

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Political talk is getting more and more serious around Medicare for All in the United...

Another Year, Another Flu Shot

The flu vaccine is tailored from year to year to match the current/expected strains. That means it’s sometimes a home run, and sometimes less of...

The Reality of Work Requirements for Medicaid

We’ve spent the last few weeks talking work requirements for safety net programs, and it’s all been leading up to this: work requirements for...

Election Results Impact the ACA, Medicaid Expansion, and Marijuana

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Yesterday's election results have a lot of impact on health care in the United States. The...

TANF, Cash Assistance, and How Work Requirements Effect Poverty Relief

Last week we talked about different ways to promote work in safety net programs: incentives or carrots, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and...

Women on Web Move to Increase Access to Abortion Pills in the US

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Women on Web is an organization that increases access to pharmaceutical abortion services...

Is the Apple Watch a Health Device or What?

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG The latest and greatest gadget from Apple, the Watch Series 4, has doubled down on the...

Most People Don't Need Vitamin D Supplements

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG There's a big study out from The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Systematic Review. Meta...

Dissemination: Get Out There and Strut Your Stuff!

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Let's say you're in the habit of doing scientific research. Or maybe you're an expert in a...

Stop It! Why It's Tough to get Doctors to Drop Treatments

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG It takes a lot of ongoing training to get doctors to take up new treatments and techniques...

Research Studies Could Be More Pragmatic, and More Useful

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Promising health studies often don’t pan out in reality. The reasons are many. Research...

Medicare for All Could Save the US $2 Trillion

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG A recent study said that single payer Medicare for everybody would cost the government A...