This report summarizes what is known about the health of people in prison and jail, the health care they receive, and the effects of incarceration on public health and where and how improvements can be made.
December 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
Legal scholars at the Vanderbilt University School of Law reviewed the effects of existing laws on the ability of health care managers to control costs and the quality of medical services delivered under new market-driven health care systems.
August 26, 2013 | Program Results Report
Dorothy E. Roberts, JD, professor of law, sociology, civil rights, and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote the book "Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century."
December 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Under “disclosure-and-resolution” programs, health systems disclose adverse events to affected patients and their families; apologize; and, where appropriate, offer compensation.
June 21, 2012 | Journal Article
Biomarkers may prove important in medicine, but controversy about biomarker patents has increased in recent years.
April 11, 2012 | Journal Article
A new initiative of the Affordable Care Act known as accountable care organizations, received final rules from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
November 19, 2010 | Program Results Report
The Institute of Medicine convened an expert committee that developed principles and recommendations on preventing conflicts of interest and threats to objectivity in medical research, education and practice stemming from industry funding.
September 1, 2010 | Journal Article
In this paper, the authors present the costs of defensive medicine in 35 clinical specialties to determine whether malpractice liability reforms would greatly reduce health care costs.
July 1, 2013 | Journal Article
This article evaluates quality and the effect of pay for performance among minority patient groups, during a pay-for-performance program in 22 primary care practice sites.
April 15, 2010 | Journal Article
The authors examine three "disclosure and offer" models which may balance the interests of providers and patients better than the existing malpractice system.
May 15, 2013 | Feature
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