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.
April 7, 2014 | Journal Article
Alzheimer’s disease confronts us with an ethical challenge: How do we live with dignity and quality of life in the face of progressive disability and, ultimately, death?
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
This study defines criteria for critical opportunities for public health lawmaking, identifying examples of critical opportunities to illustrate the variety of the public health issues amenable to legal intervention.
September 1, 2011 | Journal Article
A comprehensive communications strategy helps a national program office and demonstration sites advance program goals.
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.
November 18, 2010 | Journal Article
The malpractice liability implications of the increased use of electronic health records (EHRs) will vary over the course of EHR adoption into medical practice, ending in a shift in the legal standards of care.
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.
October 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Schools provide a facility for recreation in underserved communities many schools, however, fear liability issues, posing a barrier to community access.
March 1, 2011 | Journal Article
The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (ISDEAA, PL 93-638) allows tribes to assume the management and control of health care programs from Indian Health Service (IHS).
January 18, 2011 | Journal Article
Numerous barriers prevent minority and disenfranchised populations from completing advanced directives.