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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.

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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.

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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.