An article authored by Dartmouth Institute researcher Chiang-Hua Chang examining the effects of the primary care workforce on health outcomes over time has been selected as the 2018 John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year in Health Services Research. Established in 2003, the annual award recognizes “excellent and original” research among all articles published in the Journal in the year prior to the award.
Articles by: Paige Stein
Stable Relationship with Doctor/s Could Improve Outcomes, Cut Costs for Dementia Patients
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute and Johns Hopkins University examines how poor continuity of care—the lack of a consistent relationship with a healthcare professional or care management team—may contribute to high healthcare spending and poor health outcomes in dementia patients.
The Dartmouth Institute’s Paul Barr Named Promising Early-Career Investigator
Paul Barr, MSc, PhD, an assistant professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, recently received the Patient and Family Engagement Early-Career Investigator Award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Uncovering Potentially ‘Concerning’ Variation in Cancer Screening Follow-ups
Follow-up times for colorectal cancer screening abnormalities lag behind those for breast and cervical cancers, according to new study of one million patients.
Giving Context to Cancer Risk
In an effort to give the public a more broad-based view of cancer risk, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) collaborated with Dartmouth Institute researchers and physicians Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin to create the “Know Your Chances” website.
Dartmouth Researchers Create Tools Designed to Make Birth Control Decisions Easier for Women
Researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice are working to help women make informed choices about contraception through a project called, “Right For Me: Birth control decisions made easier.”
Rwanda’s Health Minister Discusses Her Nation’s Achievements in Health Care Delivery
When Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, spoke to members of Dartmouth community about her nation’s experience in building a new health care system, she reminded them not to forget that “behind every statistic there is a human being.”
The Dartmouth Institute to Launch Online Master of Public Health Degree Program
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice is launching an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in the fall of 2016. The two-year program will include three, one-week residential periods per year ─ making it a more integrated “hybrid” version of the Institute’s existing residential program.
NICU Admissions Increasing for Normal Birth Weight and Term Infants
A new Dartmouth study found that admission rates to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants. The study, recently published online by JAMA Pediatrics, raises questions about possible overuse of this highly specialized and expensive care for some newborns.