Recent media reports suggest that healthcare providers around the country are grappling with how to respond to rising rates of endocarditis, a life-threatening infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart, linked to people who inject drugs. Reports in the New York Times and NPR describe the dilemma faced by physicians called on to perform repeat costly heart surgeries on patients who were re-infected with endocarditis as a result of ongoing illicit drug use.
Insights into the Department of Justice’s Response to Medicaid Work Requirements
Issue Briefs Offer Snapshot into Use of Health Information Technology Use by Hospitals, Health Systems
Blog: Enhancing Accountability in Graduate Medical Education by Calculating the Costs and Revenues of Community-based Primary Care Residency Training
Despite considerable federal investment, graduate medical education (GME) financing is neither transparent for estimating residency training costs nor accountable for effectively producing a physician workforce that matches the nation’s health care needs.
New Book on Social and Structural Determinants of Health, Health Equity, and Systems of Care for Underserved Populations
Essentials of Health Justice, published on April 4 by Jones and Bartlett Learning, examines the social and structural determinants of health, health equity, social justice, health policy, and systems of care for underserved populations.