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Health Insurance Continuity and Health Care Access and Utilization, 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db249.pdf

Studies increased access to health care and whether this resulted in more health care visits by newly insured individuals.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201605.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the 2015 Survey and compares to estimates from 1997 through 2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Physician Office Visits by Children for Well and Problem-Focused Care: United States, 2012.

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db248.pdf

Tracks frequency of such visits by age of children, by type of practitioner, and by procedures undergone.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health of Non-Hispanic Asian Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Asian Americans,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db247.pdf

Presents estimates on the health status, chronic conditions, serious psychological distress, and limitations on work or social participation for all non-Hispanic Asian American adults and for the six largest subgroups: Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The National Football League’s Attempt to Influence Funding Decisions at the National Institutes of Health

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Govt Procurement,Headlines,Health/Medical,Lobbying,Mental Health

https://democrats-energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/Democratic%20Staff%20Report%20on%20NFL%20NIH%20Investigation%205.23.2016.pdf

Reports on the outcome of an investigation by Democratic Congressional staff members on alleged interference by the National Football League in attempting to influence the selection of research applicants for federal brain research funding.  From the Minority Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

Learning Resources Database

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Health/Medical,Libraries/Museums

https://learn.nlm.nih.gov/

Search for educational resources at the National Library of Medicine in a single site.  The new resource covers videos, tutorials,  and handouts on such products as PubMed, Clinical Trials.gov, Unified Medical Language System and more.  From the National Library of Medicine

 

National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb204-Most-Expensive-Hospital-Conditions.pdf

The mean expense per U.S. hospital stay in 2012 was over $18,000.  This report describes the distribution of costs by expected primary payer and illustrates the conditions accounting for the largest percentage of each payer’s hospital costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://federalregister.gov/a/2016-10443

Final rule which requires employers in certain industries to electronically report occupational injury and illness data to the federal government.  The rule also prohibits employers from discouraging the reporting of injuries or illnesses by workers.  From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor

 

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