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Vol. 16, No. 4, December 2021 - Is video telehealth more effective in providing mental health care than phone-only sessions?

Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2021 - People with renal failure who require dialysis in the United States automatically qualify for Medicare. Is there a need for safety-net dialysis providers?

Vol. 15, No.4, Deceember 2020 - Should the VA be more proactive about promoting service-connected disability benefits for potentially eligible veterans who use VA health care?

Vol. 15, No.2, June 2020 - Is it time to establish a real-time, technology-driven, national surveillance system to manage public health emergencies?

Vol. 14, No. 4, December 2019 - Do state-level elections constrain the power of federal officials to reform Medicaid?

Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2019 - Is video-delivered mental health treatment as effective as in-person treatment?

Vol. 10 No. 2, December 2015- Why don't physicians talk to their patients about recommended HIV screening tests?

Vol. 10 No. 2, June 2015- Do patients and physicians agree on releasing abnormal testresults directly to patients?

Vol. 9 No. 2, June 2014 - Can pay for performance improve physician practice?

Vol. 10 No. 2, June 2015- Do patients and physicians agree on releasing abnormal testresults directly to patients?

Vol. 8 No. 4, December 2013 - Do electronic health records eliminate delays in outpatient diagnosis and treatment?

Vol. 8 No. 2, June 2013 – Can surgeons be paid according to performance?

Vol. 7 No. 4, December 2012 – Is the health care system supporting the needs of family caregivers?

Vol. 7 No. 3, September 2012 - Do all chronically ill persons benefit equally from Medicare?

Vol. 7 No. 1, March 2012 - Is the health care workforce large enough to handle full implementation of health care reform in 2014?

Vol. 6 No. 4, December 2011 - Does the Affordable Care Act need mending?

Vol. 6 No. 3, September 2011 - Can a multibillion dollar investment in information technology improve the quality of health care or drive down its escalating costs?

Vol. 6 No. 2, June 2011 - Have practice guidelines led to optimal management of non-HDL cholesterol?

Vol. 5 No. 4, December 2010 - What does it take to address the quality gaps in routine hypertension care?

Vol. 5 No. 2, June 2010 - Are composite measures of quality useful for profiling pediatric health care providers?

Vol. 4 No. 4, December 2009 - Is safe electronic health record use all about good technology?

Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2009 - Do the low-income evacuees who fled to Houston after Hurricane Katrina represent a significant long-term burden to the city's healthcare system?

Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2009 - Can the Obama administration's investment in comparative-effectiveness research yield improvements in health care for the average patient?

Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2009 - Has the Gates Foundation's global health initiative reshaped the spending priorities of the National Institutes of Health?

Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2008 - Does the Health Care System Affect the Length of Hospitalization of Preterm Infants?

Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2008 - Should physicians be banned from self-referring patients for advanced diagnostic imaging?

Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2008 - Want better quality health care from providers?

Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2008 - Are patient admission patterns influenced by hospital acquisitions?

Vol. 2, No. 4, December 2007 - Do medical trainee errors differ from those involving more experienced physicians?

Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2007 - Can centralization of cardiac procedures yield large cost savings?

Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2007 - Could Medicare Part D reduce demand for VA pharmacy services?

Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2007 - Is centralization of cancer surgery worth the price?

Vol. 1, No. 4, October 2006 - Do financial rewards for quality influence health care providers?

Vol.1, No. 3, August 2006 - Has surgery for cancer patients become safer?

Vol. 1, No. 2, April 2006 - Can increased spending on medications save lives and money?

Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2006 - Do disparities in access to specialists explain regional differences in health outcomes?