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Self-Reported Health Information Predicts High-Need Medicaid Patients

Just three types of simple self-reported measures can predict which Medicaid-eligible adults are more likely to access intensive and costly health services over the next year, a new study in Health Services Research suggests.
19-Aug-2014 2:35 PM EDT

Family History of Undertreatment May Discourage Blacks from Seeking Mental Health Care

Blacks with a family history of untreated mental health disorders are less likely to seek treatment, even when they rate their own mental health as poor, finds a new study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
7-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Medicare Changes Lower Hospital Use

A recent study in Health Services Research based on 15 years of hospital data suggests that cuts in Medicare prices under the Affordable Care Act may slow the growth in overall hospital spending.
5-Aug-2014 3:15 PM EDT

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Costs

As the number of patient centered medical homes has increased, a new report in the journal Health Services Research finds the model offers a promising option to reduce health care costs and utilization of some health care services.
31-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Confidential Discussions Are Key to Improving Teen Health Visits

Teens who have the option to privately and confidentially discuss health concerns with their doctor are more likely to talk about reproductive health, mental health, issues at school, and some self-care topics than they would be in discussions where...
29-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment.
24-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Lacking Trust in One's Doctor Affects Health of Emotionally Vulnerable Cancer Patients

The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles, finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry.
22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Saves Lives

A federal screening program markedly reduced death and illness from cervical cancer in underserved, low-income women but reached just 10 percent of the likely eligible population, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
15-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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