Closing the Gap in Breast Cancer Care

When compared to white women, African American women are less likely to be diagnosed by breast cancer, but more likely to die from it. Moreover, decreases in national rates of breast cancer-related mortality have historically been seen in white populations years...

Network Approach to HIV Tracing Shows Promise

The Transmission Reduction Intervention Project (TRIP) is an HIV tracing intervention which prioritizes newly infected individuals and their social networks. According to a study co-authored by CHAS Fellow John Schneider: “If a person recruited by TRIP has...

Physicians Influenced by Medical Technology Markets

Previous studies have shown a positive correlation between consulting relationships and utilization of various medical technology products. Such data has led many to believe that financial conflicts of interest lead to bias in utilization by physicians. Nevertheless,...

Advanced v. Basic Life Support Outcomes

Most ambulance providers who service Medicare patients are trained in Advanced Life Support (ALS), but studies have begun to suggest that ALS is actually harmful to those who receive it. A 2015 study by CHAS Fellow and Medicaid Working Group investigator, Prachi...