Topic: health reform

Improving Americans' health literacy

January 2011 -- Why do hospitals have signs for the "nephrology department" when patients with kidney disease who need that department's services are unlikely to know what the word nephrology means? Rima Rudd, senior lecturer on society, human development, and health, talks…

Having Medicaid increases emergency room visits

Unique study on Oregon’s citizens sheds light on critical care in the U.S. For immediate release: January 2, 2014 Boston, MA -- Adults who are covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40 percent more than those in similar circumstances who do not…

Poll shows strong support for MA health reform law

For immediate release: July 15, 2008 BOSTON, MA - Two years after the implementation of a health care reform law aimed at providing health coverage for nearly all Massachusetts residents, public support for the law remains high. According to a new poll…

Hospital readmission rates linked with quality of surgical care

For immediate release: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Boston, MA — Reducing hospital readmission rates is an important clinical and policy priority but whether those rates really measure the quality of hospital care isn’t clear. In a new study, researchers from Harvard School…

Health provisions among public's top priorities for economic stimulus

Health Reform Rated Among Top Priorities For New President And Congress, Insurance Regulations Stand Out For Broad Bipartisan Support Initial Positive Reaction To Many Key Elements Of Health Reform, But Support Could Erode During A Debate About Tradeoffs For immediate release: Thursday,…