Quality

Consumer Education

Health Policy Essentials 2015
Briefing Book — February 6, 2015
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD, Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Surveys: Assessing Patient Experience
The Basics — December 18, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Patient-Centered Care, Payment, and Policy: The Leading Edge
Forum Session — November 17, 2014
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Michael Millenson, Consultant

Family Caregivers: The Primary Providers of Assistance to People with Functional Limitations and Chronic Impairments
Background Paper No. 84 — January 11, 2013
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Technologies, Games, Incentives: Patient Engagement and Cost Containment
Forum Session — September 21, 2012
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Caesar's Ghost: The Effect of the Rising Rate of C-Sections on Health Care Costs and Quality
Forum Session — March 30, 2012
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Mission Possible? Saving on Health Care Costs by Reducing Unnecessary Services
Forum Session — December 2, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Feverish Activity: Global, National, and Local Lessons Learned from the 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic
Forum Session — November 18, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Preventing Hospital Readmissions: How Can Care Transitions for Medicare Beneficiaries Be Improved?
Forum Session — October 28, 2011
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Home, but Not Alone: Evidence-Based Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation
Issue Brief No. 843 — May 26, 2011
Author: Eileen Salinsky, Consultant

Pioneering Transformation: Treating Chronic and Complex Disease in Underserved Areas
Forum Session — April 8, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Caring for Patients with Advanced and Serious Illnesses: Changing Medical Practice and Patient Expectations
Forum Session — March 18, 2011
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

The Elder Justice Act: Addressing Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
The Basics — November 30, 2010
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Calls for Patient-Centered Care: Physician and Hospital Response
Forum Session — October 22, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Patient-Centered Care: What Consumers and Families Want
Forum Session — October 1, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Transforming Health Care Delivery: Insights from the New Orleans Safety Net
Forum Session — April 16, 2010
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
The Basics — March 29, 2010
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Ensuring Nursing Home Quality: Continuing Challenges to Oversight and Enforcement of Nursing Home Reform
Forum Session — March 25, 2010
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

The Role of Ombudsmen in Assuring Quality for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities: Straining to Make Ends Meet
Background Paper No. 71 — December 2, 2009
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Health Care-Associated Infections: Is There an End in Sight?
Forum Session — April 8, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Health Care-Associated Infections: Is There an End in Sight?
Issue Brief No. 830 — March 13, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Health Care Price Transparency and Price Competition
Background Paper — March 28, 2007
Author: Mark Merlis, Consultant

Meeting Employees' Information Needs in an Evolving Health Care Marketplace
Background Paper — November 2001
Author: Lise Rybowski, Consultant

Bad News/Good News in the Asthma Epidemic: Prevalence Jumps Sharply, But Symptoms Can Be Controlled
Forum Session — September 26, 2000
Author: Richard Hegner

The Asthma Epidemic: Prospects for Controlling an Escalating Public Health Crisis
Background Paper — September 2000
Author: Richard Hegner

Applying Science to Public Policy: The Context of the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health
Background Paper — April 2000
Author: Richard Hegner

Substance Abuse Prevention: Could an Improved D.A.R.E. Program Help Bridge the Gap between Research and Practice?
Issue Brief No. 737 — April 15, 1999
Author: Coimbra Sirica, Consultant

Substance Abuse Prevention: Could an Improved D.A.R.E. Program Help Bridge the Gap between Research and Practice?
Forum Session — April 15, 1999
Author: Coimbra Sirica, Consultant

Dual Diagnoses: The Challenge of Serving People with Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Problems
Issue Brief No. 718 — April 14, 1998
Author: Richard Hegner

Dual Diagnoses: The Challenge of Serving People with Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Problems
Forum Session — April 14, 1998
Author: Richard Hegner

Increasing the Federal Cigarette Tax: A Means of Reducing Consumption?
Issue Brief No. 717 — April 3, 1998
Authors: Lauren Tran & Richard Hegner

Increasing the Federal Cigarette Tax: A Means of Reducing Consumption?
Forum Session — April 3, 1998
Authors: Lauren Tran & Richard Hegner

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