Tradeoffs

The Role of Mental Shortcuts in the Delivery Room

Bapu Jena looks a new research on how doctors use quick mental shortcuts to decide how to deliver babies after complicated births.

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Winter Hiatus Episodes

Explore the guest and rerun episodes we featured in the Tradeoffs podcast feed during our winter 2021-2022 hiatus.

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Saving Money on Cancer Care Is Hard

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research on the results of one of the largest efforts ever to improve care and control costs for cancer patients.

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Rethinking Telehealth’s Role in Treating Addiction

COVID opened the door to treating addiction remotely. Now policymakers have to decide whether to keep telehealth around.

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‘Rethinking Telehealth’s Role in Treating Addiction’ Transcript

‘Rethinking Telehealth’s Role in Treating Addiction’ Transcript November 18, 2021 Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen in Apple Podcasts Listen on…

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The Role of Public Opinion in Mental Health Care

Maria Polyakova shares new research on why a community’s attitude toward mental health treatment could be even more important than how many providers it has.

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Let’s Make a Deal…on Drug Prices

Democrats are on the brink of passing a historic set of drug price reforms. How will they impact patients, insurers and the drug industry?

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A Lot of Kids Lost Parents and Caregivers to COVID-19

Samantha Artiga shares new research estimating the staggering number of kids who have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19.

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‘Has Medicaid Managed Care Delivered On Its Promise?’ Transcript

‘Has Medicaid Managed Care Delivered On Its Promise?’ Transcript November 4, 2021 Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen in Apple Podcasts…

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Has Medicaid Managed Care Delivered On Its Promise?

Letting private insurers offer Medicaid coverage was supposed to lower costs and improve care. Did it work?

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