CT ranks ninth worst in ED wait times

By Ellen Andrews | February 4, 2024

A new analysis by Becker’s Hospital Review of CMS data finds that patients wait an average of 186 minutes to…

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Making it work: Connecting medical and social care in Waterbury

By Ellen Andrews | January 25, 2024

As healthcare costs skyrocket, policymakers are searching for ways to improve the social drivers of poor health with little success.…

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CT smoking costs total $4.9 million over a lifetime

By Ellen Andrews | January 17, 2024

A new analysis by Nerd Wallet finds that smokers in Connecticut cost an extra $4.9 million over a lifetime or…

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CT again among healthiest states overall, but with big areas of concern

By Ellen Andrews | December 13, 2023

Connecticut ranked 4th healthiest among states in this year’s America’s Health Ranking, from the United Health Foundation. We were the…

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No evidence to justify price increases for eight of top 10 most costly drugs

By Ellen Andrews | December 11, 2023

ICER’s latest Unsupported Price Increase report from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review finds that, last year, eight of…

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Analysis: Healthcare defies softening labor market

By Ellen Andrews | December 1, 2023

The post-COVID hot labor market is cooling in Connecticut and across the US. While some industries are still seeking qualified…

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CT Medicaid Primary Care Redesign: What the Evidence Says Part 4: Better, Safer Options

By Ellen Andrews | November 21, 2023

Download the full report with sources Connecticut Medicaid is considering reforms to primary care delivery and payment. The CT Health…

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Book Club: Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence: Advocacy and Health Policy for the Poor

By Ellen Andrews | November 13, 2023

It was difficult to read Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence by Colleen Grogan and Michael Gusmano; thankfully it is short. It…

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ICER seeking nominations for New England evidence review council

By Ellen Andrews | November 9, 2023

The Institute for Economic and Clinical Review (ICER) is seeking nominations for new members to the New England Comparative Effectiveness…

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