Health Policy Update
Every other week, The Weekly highlights recent research on health care finance, access to care and other topics. This edition of the Health Policy Update includes research on:
- The correlation between hospital price competition among HMOs and mortality rates of patients;
- The short- and long-term effects of private Medicare Advantage fee-for-service plans on beneficiaries;
- The impact of a managed care plan's accreditation and public disclosure rules on childhood immunization rates; and
- How quality-improvement initiatives can improve the U.S. health care system.