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Substance abuse rates in New Hampshire are significantly higher than national averages. The state has the highest synthetic opioid death rate in the country. Alcohol consumption rates in the state are also much higher than the national average. Of the more than 100,000 people in need of treatment for the disease of addiction in New Hampshire, only between four and six percent get that…

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ACA repeal, what is ailing ACOs, and the (surprising) effect of drug prices on health care spending were among the topics covered at “Health Policy: The Future of the Affordable Care Act and Other Possible Changes to Health Policy,” an inauguration eve panel discussion co-sponsored by The Dartmouth Institute and the Tuck School of Business. Dartmouth Institute health economist Ellen…

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New research by The Dartmouth Institute finds that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) serving a high proportion of minority patients performed significantly worse on many quality-of-care measures than other ACOs. While previous research has shown ACOs have improved quality of care during the first three years of performance, little was known about the impact ACOs and similar payment reforms…

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Dartmouth is convening a week of panel discussions leading up to inauguration day that will feature the College’s leading voices on education, immigration, the budget, terrorism, trade, health care, and energy policy. On Thursday, January 19, Dartmouth Institute Director Elliott Fisher, along with Professors Jonathan Skinner and Ellen Meara, will participate in a panel discussion on…

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Don’t let uncertainty stand in your way: 3 ways we can work together to improve health and health care Many now worry about the future of health care in the United States — for good reason.  But the greatest risk may be inaction, as those uncertain about the future take a wait and see approach. This is not what our country needs. And this is not what our Institute is doing.…

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How much flexibility and discretion are patients, providers, and healthcare entrepreneurs given in your state? The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP), a new report co-authored by Dartmouth Institute research project manager Jared Rhoads, provides a state-by-state look at regulatory openness across the country. In the report, Rhoads and his co-authors utilize a…

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Within the first three weeks of the French Ministry of Health releasing its first-ever health care atlas this past fall, the report was downloaded over 75,000 times, according to Zeynep Or, research director at the French research institute Irdes, and co-author of the report. The full report, “Atlas of Medical Practice Variations: The Use of Ten Common Surgical Procedures,”…

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New Dartmouth Institute-led study takes an in-depth look at the priorities of families of children with complex medical needs during hospital-to-home transitions For children with medical complexity, or complex medical needs, the transition from hospital-to-home can be fraught with risk. While national health policy recommends that new patients and families be actively involved in discharge…

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The Dartmouth Institute's founding class of online Master of Public Health students returned to Hanover, Dec. 12-15, 2016, for their second residential period in the program. Not only did they get a chance to meet more faculty and dive deep into data analysis with stata and biostatistics, they also shared initial work begun on their practicum projects. Designed to give students an…

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Find out everything you need to know to apply to Dartmouth's Master of Public Health and MS in Healthcare Research programs, and get tips for preparing a standout application! Join us Monday, December 19, 2016 from 12-1 p.m. ET for a virtual information session to learn more. Marc Aquila, Senior Director of Admissions & Recruiting, will also give an overview of our MPH…

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