Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

This Research Insights summarizes findings from a study showing that a patient is more likely to choose a hospital that owns her doctor’s practice - even if the costs are higher and the quality lower than at other local hospitals.


This Research Insights highlights key findings from a study of how changing insurance carriers affects patient-physician relationships. The findings include an increase in emergency department visits by Medicaid patients in the month after they change insurers.


This Research Insights pulls out the key findings and policy recommendation on unexpected medical bills as published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Allison Lipitz-Snyderman and colleagues have shed new light on why cancer patients receive non-recommended care. Their study, supported by a NIHCM research grant, finds that use of low-value services is driven by physician preference, with little influence from the particular characteristics of a given patient.

Dr. Laurence Baker and his colleagues, with support from NIHCM research grants, have produced a series of papers examining the relationship between provider market power and private prices in a variety of scenarios. This Research Insights highlights the key takeaways from four published papers.