The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Health Policy and Reform

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Name: The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Health Policy and Reform
Date registered: July 23, 2012

Latest posts

  1. A Parallel Universe of Clinical Trials — July 12, 2018
  2. Medicaid’s Path to Value-Based Reform — July 12, 2018
  3. Fractional-Dose Yellow Fever Vaccination — Advancing the Evidence Base — July 11, 2018
  4. Behind Schedule — Reconciling Federal and State Marijuana Policy — July 11, 2018
  5. Moving Addiction Care to the Mainstream — Improving the Quality of Buprenorphine Treatment — July 5, 2018

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Personhood and the Three Branches of Government

In the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that if the notion of fetal personhood were established, the argument for women’s choice would collapse, “for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [Fo…

Making Neighborhood-Disadvantage Metrics Accessible — The Neighborhood Atlas

Health disparities are a major problem in the United States: many conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. Few inter…

Accreditation of Clinical Research Sites — Moving Forward

Accreditation is used in many fields, including education, travel, construction, and health care. When implemented correctly, it improves quality, performance, and safety, while signaling to the public that an accredited entity is committed to an agree…

Firearm Injuries and Violence Prevention — The Potential Power of a Surgeon General’s Report

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the relationship between firearm ownership and gun injuries might be as strong as the connection between cig…

The Suffering of Children

Every pediatrician has his or her own tips for putting young patients at ease in the exam room. Mine include referring to even the tiniest Spanish-speaking patients as usted rather than tú, as a sign of respect, and sitting at or below their level to a…

Housing Immigrant Children — The Inhumanity of Constant Illumination

On the Wednesday before the summer solstice in the United States, President Donald Trump ended his administration’s policy of forced separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border — a practice characterized by the preside…

Why the VA Needs More Competition

Despite independent studies showing that clinical quality in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system is often as good as or better than that in the private sector, numerous areas for improvement remain. Moreover, going forward, VA reform …

Growing Ranks of Advanced Practice Clinicians — Implications for the Physician Workforce

Throughout the history of modern American medicine, physicians have made up the vast majority of professionals who diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication to patients. Although demand for medical services has increased markedly over the years (and is…

Nurse-Led Communication in the Intensive Care Unit

We examine him each day — the elderly patient, intubated, sedated, with a bewildered wife at his bedside. We should sit down with his wife before we ask her to make hard decisions about her husband’s care, but the unit is so busy that we find ourselves…

Informed Consent and the Role of the Treating Physician

In the century since Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo famously declared that “[e]very human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body,” informed consent has become a central feature of American medical…

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