Penn LDI
SEPTEMBER 2021
Our first virtual seminar of the semester featured a panel of national experts to discuss potential policies to address the high costs of prescription drugs in the U.S.
In an effort to dismantle racism in medicine, Penn researchers challenge longstanding race-based algorithms and thresholds used in clinical tests.
Amol Navathe, Joshua Liao, and Rachel M. Werner find that Medicare patients fared better when receiving care from accountable care organizations and bundled payment providers together, rather than with bundled payments alone.
Using Census data, Sharath Chandra Guntuku and colleagues found that nearly 30% of Black survey respondents would have screened positive for depression in the week after George Floyd’s murder.
Penn LDI and Penn Medicine have launched a new research initiative that will address important questions about health care delivery that can inform health system operations and strategic directions.
Events
Friday, October 1, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Building Wealth, Building Health

Virtual Conversation with Amy Castro, PhD, Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH, and Ioana Marinescu, PhD, moderated by George Dalembert, MD, MSHP
Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund.
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 12:00–2:15 p.m. ET
Mental Health Care in Flux: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Care

Virtual Conference co-hosted with the Penn Center for Mental Health
Friday, November 12, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Health Care at Home: A New Frontier

Virtual Conversation with Bruce Allen Leff, MD, Craig Samitt, MD, Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, and Reed Tuckson, MD, FACP, moderated by Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
Co-sponsored by the Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging (CICADA).
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In the Media
The Hospital's Case For Funding Home Care
Andrew Becker and Jeffrey Jaeger, The Hill
Fighting Crime With Home Renovations
Eugenia South, Wall Street Journal
The Growing Opioid Epidemic
Jeanmarie Perrone, WHYY

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“Covid-Induced Changes in Health Care Delivery — Can They Last?” Rachel M. Werner, Sherry A. Glied. New England Journal of Medicine.
 
“Value of Nurse Practitioner Inpatient Hospital Staffing.” Linda H. Aiken, Douglas M. Sloane, Heather M. Brom, Barbara A. Todd, Hilary Barnes, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, Regina S. Cunningham, Matthew D. McHugh. Medical Care.
 
“Association of Neighborhood Gun Violence With Mental Health-Related Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization.” Aditi Vasan, Hannah K. Mitchell, Joel A. Fein, David G. Buckler, Douglas J. Wiebe, Eugenia C. South. JAMA Pediatrics.
 
“Effects of Affiliation Network Membership on Hospital Quality and Financial Performance.” Bonnie Jin, Ingrid M. Nembhard. Health Services Research.
 
“Oral Health and Oral Health Care Use Among Able-Bodied Adults Enrolled in Medicaid in Kentucky After Medicaid Expansion: A Mixed Methods Study.” Tim T. Wang, Erica L. Dixon, Elizabeth F. Bair, William Ferrell, Kristin A. Linn, Kevin G. Volpp, Kristen Underhill, Atheendar S. Venkataramani. The Journal of the American Dental Association.
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