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Hospice Access for Undocumented Immigrants
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
This nationwide, web-based survey of hospice agencies examines hospice agency practices and access for undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Mentor-Mentee Sponsorship in Male vs Female Recipients
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
This study uses data from a survey of NIH Mentored Career Development grant awardees to determine if sponsorship critical for career advancement of young professionals differs among men and women.
Central Nervous System Polypharmacy Among Outpatient Older Adults
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
This study uses data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to describe the central nervous system polypharmacy practices among outpatient older adults.
Medicare Part D Coverage and Cost-Sharing for Inhalers for COPD
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
This study examines coverage and cost-sharing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease inhalers in Medicare Part D plans.
Changes in Primary Care Access for New Patients With Medicaid and Private Coverage
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
This study examines changes in appointment availability in primary care practices for new patients with Medicaid and private insurance after the implementation of major Affordable Care Act provisions.
Health Care Among Individuals At Risk for Losing Insurance With Repeal of the ACA
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
This study uses the Integrated Health Interview Series of the 2015 National Health Interview Survey to assess the health and health care use by individuals at risk of losing of losing health insurance with repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
States Worse Than Death
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
To the EditorIn their Research Letter in a recent issue ofJAMA Internal Medicine, Rubin and colleagues discuss why “hospitalized patients with serious illnesses may receive care aimed at prolonging life when they are living in states they have deemed to be the same as or worse than death.”(p1558)We are geriatricians and care daily for patients who have incontinence, need 24-hour care, cannot get out of bed, have dementia, and/or are confused all the time. Quality of life is always a central consideration. Rubin et al found that for each of these states, over 40% of respondents deemed them worse than death. Yet it is vanishingly rare that a patient reports to us a preference to be dead.
States Worse Than Death—Reply
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
In ReplyI appreciate the thoughtful response by Nothelle and Finucane to our Research Letter regarding states worse than death in hospitalized patients with serious illnesses.
Considerations for Amending SNAP Regulations
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
To the EditorWe appreciate the opportunity to respond to the Original Investigation “Effects of Subsidies and Prohibitions on Nutrition in a Food Benefit Program: A Randomized Clinical Trial” by Harnack and colleagues in a recent issue ofJAMA Internal Medicine.
Considerations for Amending SNAP Regulations—Reply
Σάβατο, 04.01.2017, 03:00am
In ReplyMansfield and Savaiano rightly point out that additional research is warranted to provide a more robust evidence base to inform policy decisions related to restricting the purchase of foods high in added sugars with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As indicated in their letter, our study is the first to examine restrictions and future research should examine effects among all household members over a longer period of time and in more population groups. In our study, we point out 2 additional research needs.
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