|Date||Author||Post Title||Post Summary||Topics|
|Mar 29, 2012||Catherine Call, Joanne Lynn, M.D., M.A.||Getting the Right Medications Before and After Hospital Discharge||
According to the Institute of Medicine’s Preventing Medication Errors report, the average hospitalized patient encounters at least one medication error per day.
|Aging | Care Transitions | Hospitals|
|Mar 27, 2012||Diana Williams, Keith S. Whyte||Gambling With Your Health—Literally||
Do you love casinos? How about bingo? Do you bet on the NCAA tournament championship? Do you gamble on the Internet?
|Mar 22, 2012||Kaiser Health News||The Health Law and the Supreme Court: A Primer for the Upcoming Oral Arguments||
By Stuart Taylor, Jr. for Kaiser Health News
How big is the constitutional challenge to the Obama health care law, which the Supreme Court will hear on March 26-28?
|Health Policy | Health Reform|
|Mar 20, 2012||Danielle Marshall||Playing Smart: Getting Started on Joint Use Agreements||
The City of Niagara Falls was “spending a lot of money to maintain marginal courts where people didn’t want them anyway, and we were getting complaints from neighbors who lived nea
|Community Health | Obesity | Public Health|
|Mar 15, 2012||Jesse Milan, Jr., JD||The 2012 International AIDS Conference in America: The World is Invited, but Who Will Respond and Who Will Come?||
The International AIDS Conference is coming to the United States this July 22-27 for the first time in over 20 years.
|Chronic Disease | Health Policy | Public Health|
|Mar 13, 2012||Loren Bell, Stacy Gleason||New WIC Food Package Widely Accepted, But Challenges Remain||
The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income, pre
|Childhood Obesity | Health Policy | Women & Children|
|Mar 8, 2012||Taylor Walsh||Edging into the Center: Health Prevention, Improving the Research Process, and the Placebo Effect||
It is often difficult to discern what is happening on the fringe of things and then decide whether any of it matters.
|Health Policy | Public Health|
|Mar 6, 2012||Wendy Lynch, Ph.D.||Activating Consumers with Financial Control: Lessons from Health Savings Accounts||
Health Savings Accounts are growing up. No longer an oddity, millions of families have accounts funded by tens of thousands of employers (1).
|Mar 5, 2012||Charles Roehrig, Ph.D.||On “the Myth of Runaway Health Spending”: Is the Crisis Really Ending?||
Center for Sustainable Health Spending colleagues George Miller, Ph.D. and Paul Hughes-Cromwick have the following thoughts.
|Consumer Choice | Costs & Economic Analysis | Health Reform|
|Mar 1, 2012||Janice Lynch Schuster||What Does It Matter to You: Patient Activation and Good Health Outcomes||
A few days into my 68-year old father’s hospitalization for sepsis, his doctors determined the strain of bacteria that plagued him: streptococcus.
|Aging | Care Transitions|