• Check Up Before You Check Out: Retail Clinics and Emergency Room Use - by Diane Alexander, Janet Currie, Molly Schnell

    2 monthes ago - By National Bureau of Economic Research

    Retail clinics are an innovation that has the potential to improve competition in health care markets. We use the universe of emergency room visits in New Jersey from 2006-2014 to examine the impact of retail clinics on ER usage. We find significant effects of retail clinics on ER visits for both minor and preventable conditions; Residents residing close to an open clinic are 4.1-12.3 percent less likely to use an ER for these conditions. Our estimates suggest annual cost savings from reduced ER usage of over $70 million if retail clinics were made readily available across New Jersey.
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  • New Research Does Not Find a Direct Link between Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and Heart Malformations in Infants

    2 monthes ago - By BWH

    New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, finds no substantial increase in the risk of heart malformations attributable to the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in pregnancy.
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  • Traumatic Childhood Linked With Higher Use of Health Care Services In Adulthood

    Traumatic Childhood Linked With Higher Use of Health Care Services In Adulthood

    2 monthes ago - By Medindia Health

    Adults who have experienced a traumatic childhood are more likely to use health services like visiting hospital emergency departments and require overnight hospital stays.
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