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Health care costs
Study: Charitable care provided by hospitals doesn't measure up to their tax exemptions
Published April 7, 2021
The amount of charity care hospitals provide and the favorable tax treatment they enjoy is 'badly out of sync,' researchers say
Health disparities
Analysis of medical records shows physicians are more likely to doubt Black patients than white patients
Published April 7, 2021
Bias reflected in medical records may in turn affect the care Black patients receive from future physicians
Faculty news
Molecular biologist Erika Pearce joins Johns Hopkins as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Published April 6, 2021
A leading expert in the field of immunometabolism, she comes to the university from the Max Planck Institute of Immunology and Epigenetics
Perspective
Reflections on a Down syndrome clinical trial
Published April 6, 2021
The abrupt discontinuation of a clinical trial of a potential Down syndrome therapy shocked parents and researchers, who saw the promise of the drug. What happened?
Public health
Telehealth consults increased more than 50-fold among certain populations during early phase of pandemic
Published April 1, 2021
Mental health consults led the way; patients in COVID-19 hot spots, younger patients, urban patients, and patients with two or more chronic conditions were more likely to use telehealth
Health policy
Study investigates effects of drug coupons and vouchers
Published March 30, 2021
Believed to be the largest study of its kind, it finds that only a slim portion of pharmaceuticals are covered by coupons and vouchers, and the offsets are not targeted to patients who likely need them most
Q+A
Ready for duty
Published March 30, 2021
Robots helped hospitals confront the coronavirus pandemic. What lessons are engineers taking with them as they think about the next generation of health care robots?
Commentary
Pausing AstraZeneca vaccinations in Europe a 'tragic' decision
Published March 26, 2021
Bill Moss, director of International Vaccine Access Center, discusses the fallout of the decision of several European countries to pause AstraZeneca vaccinations
Coronavirus
Snapshot of COVID-19 vaccine intentions highlights challenges of achieving community immunity goals
Published March 25, 2021
Survey fielded in late November and early December suggests half of Americans were either hesitant or unlikely to get vaccinated; findings continue to inform where there's more work to do
Johns Hopkins University helps launch digital trove of opioid industry documents
Published March 24, 2021
The Opioid Industry Documents Archive, co-managed by the University of California, San Francisco, is a public archive of 3,300 documents disclosed as part of recent legal judgments