One of the first studies to investigate how medical malpractice reforms such as damage caps affect specific clinical decisions provides strong evidence that caps have inspired physicians to reduce utilizing an expensive and invasive cardiology test.
Investigation into State-level Changes in Use of Long-acting Reversible Contraception Shows Differences Persist
The growing use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in the federal Title X family planning programs suggests more low-income women who want to avoid pregnancy are able to access one of the most effective forms of contraception. However, increases in LARC use by Title X family planning clients aren’t distributed evenly across states, a team from East Tennessee State University found.
Women with Greater Heart-Disease Risk Less Likely to Get Recommended Preventive Care, Finds Study of Commercial Health Plan Members
After studies drew attention to gender disparities in cardiovascular care, many health insurers and provider groups adopted population health management tools, which identify at-risk plan members and direct additional attention or resources toward their care. In a new study, researchers used data from a large commercial health plan to investigate whether gender disparities persist – and they found that women with diabetes and coronary artery disease are less likely to have appropriate cholesterol control than their male peers are.
Major Growth in Use of Community Health Centers Throughout the U.S.
Blog: The Social Mission of Medical Education – A Reflection
This is a slightly edited version of the commencement address that Fitzhugh Mullan gave at the Yale School of Medicine on May 21, 2018.