Impact of Risk Adjustment for Socioeconomic Status on Risk-adjusted Surgical Readmission Rates

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on January 28, 2021 at 08:01PM This article assesses whether differences in readmission rates between safety-net hospitals (SNH) and non-SNHs are due to differences in hospital quality, and compares the results of hospital profiling with and without adjusting for socioeconomic status.

THCB Gang Live Episode 40, TODAY Thurs Jan 28 1pm PT -4pm ET

from The Health Care Blog at on January 28, 2021 at 05:20PM THCB Gang is live here Thurs Jan 28 1pm PT -4pm ET. Joining me, Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey), consultant/author Rosemarie Day @Rosemarie_Day1,  THCB regular health writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); employer health expert Jennifer Benz (@jenbenz) & patient […]

Considerations for Reduction of Risk of Perioperative Stroke in Adult Patients Undergoing Cardiac and Thoracic Aortic Operations

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on January 28, 2021 at 03:59PM We herein provide suggestions on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative strategies aimed at reducing the risk of perioperative stroke and at improving the outcomes of patients who experience a perioperative stroke.

Final report is out! Evaluation of the Quality Improvement Support to Differentiated Care Models for Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Kenya

from iDSI at on January 28, 2021 at 02:24PM Since January 2018, iDSI has been working closely with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria (henceforth the Global Fund), the Kenyan Ministry of Health (National AIDS and STI Control Program -NASCOP- and the National AIDS Control Council -NACC) to assess the […]

National Academies committee on Donor Organ Procurement, Allocation, and Distribution

from Market Design at on January 28, 2021 at 01:37PM The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine have formed a committee on A Fairer and More Equitable, Cost-Effective, and Transparent System of Donor Organ Procurement, Allocation, and Distribution "Challenges exist in ensuring deceased donor organs are allocated to individuals on the transplant recipient […]

We’re Ready for Mamala

from The Health Care Blog at on January 28, 2021 at 01:09PM By DEB GORDON and ROSEMARIE DAY With the long-awaited inauguration day behind us, America is finally getting something we desperately need: an elected woman in the White House. On the heels of chaos and violence at the Capitol and after four years […]

Teaching history in North Carolina

from Don Taylor’s RECKONING BLOG at on January 28, 2021 at 12:19PM The North Carolina Board of Education is discussing how to teach U.S. and North Carolina history in public schools and some Republican members of the Board are saying proposed changes are “anti American” and wrongly teaching students that the U.S. is “racist” […]

Associate/Full Professor, Health Policy

from ASHEcon at on January 28, 2021 at 12:29AM The University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Health Policy within the newly formed Department of Health, Society, and Behavior (DHSB). We invite applications at the […]