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  • Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical indication. 

  • The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014. Last month the President's Cancer Council also issued an urgent call to action to improve HPV vaccination rates.

  • Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing anti-competitive mergers has proven difficult.

  • For decades steady increases in lifestyle-related illnesses have affected our quality of life and our bottom line. With more than half of Americans now facing at least one chronic disease, the status quo is no longer acceptable. 

  • Health care is a uniquely challenging consumer experience: it can be complex and expensive but also vital and deeply personal. It’s no wonder that consumers are looking to technology to help simplify their health care choices—and businesses are increasingly meeting them with solutions.

  • Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this essay, Michael Millenson identifies three distinct ways of thinking about patient-centered care—ethically, economically and clinically.

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March 2014

Born Too Early: Improving Maternal and Child Health by Reducing Early Elective Deliveries Issue Brief
Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical indication...

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March 2014

Missed Opportunities to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Strategies to Increase HPV Vaccination
The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014...

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March 2014

Federal Antitrust Enforcement in Health Care
Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing...

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February 2014

Paradigm, Not Pill: The New Role of Patient-Centered Care
Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this...

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October 2013

Reference Pricing: Stimulating Cost-Conscious Purchasing and Countering Provider Market Power
The dramatic price variations for common procedures like knee surgeries and colonoscopies have been well documented, as has the fact that these variations...

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October 2013

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Recent Trends and Future Directions
Recent accounts of employers dropping health coverage, restricting eligibility for spouses, turning to plans with narrower networks and greater cost sharing...

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