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America’s Chronic Drug Shortage Problem

How one hospital is scrambling to deal with a shortage of a critical drug, and the changes needed to fix chronic supply chain issues.

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‘America’s Chronic Drug Shortage Problem’ Transcript

How one hospital is scrambling to deal with a shortage of a critical drug, and what changes are needed to fix chronic problems with the U.S. medical supply chain.

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Hospitals Scooping Up Physician Practices Drives Health Care Prices Up

Aditi Sen shares new research that examines whether hospital consolidation increases health care prices.

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‘Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care’ Digital Story

We explore cascades of care — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.

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Digging Into the Growth in 340B Contract Pharmacies

Paula Chatterjee shares new research on the whether a popular discount drug program is reaching the patients it was designed to support.

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‘Answering the Call, Part 2: Struggling to Staff the Nation’s New Crisis Line’ Transcript

‘Answering the Call, Part 2: Struggling to Staff the Nation’s New Crisis Line’ Transcript June 2, 2022 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…

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Answering the Call, Part 2: Struggling to Staff the Nation’s New Crisis Line

In Part 2 of our 988 series, the scramble to staff the new mental health crisis line and the lessons 988 can learn from 911.

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Why No Difference Can Still Make a Difference

Ishani Ganguli shares new research about a care intervention that didn’t work and why it still matters.

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‘Can More Time on Medicaid Lower Maternal Deaths?’ Transcript

‘Can More Time on Medicaid Lower Maternal Deaths?’ Transcript May 26, 2022 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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Can More Time on Medicaid Lower Maternal Deaths?

We explore the country’s high rates of pregnancy-related deaths and the potential impact Biden’s push to expand Medicaid coverage for pregnant people may have.

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