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Smoking and mental illness: A population-based prevalence study.
CONTEXT Studies of selected groups of persons with mental illness, such as those who are institutionalized or seen in mental health clinics, have reported rates of smoking to be higher than inExpand
The health and health care of US prisoners: results of a nationwide survey.
TLDR
Many inmates with a serious chronic physical illness fail to receive care while incarcerated, and among inmates with mental illness, most were off their treatments at the time of arrest. Expand
Medical bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: results of a national study.
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Illness and medical bills contribute to a large and increasing share of US bankruptcies, and the share of bankruptcies attributable to medical problems rose by 49.6% between 2001 and 2007. Expand
Costs of health care administration in the United States and Canada.
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The gap between U.S. and Canadian spending on health care administration has grown to 752 dollars per capita, and a large sum might be saved in the United States if administrative costs could be trimmed by implementing a Canadian-style health care system. Expand
Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada: results of a cross-national population-based survey.
TLDR
Disparities on the basis of race, income, and immigrant status were present in both countries but were more extreme in the United States. Expand
Timing of new black box warnings and withdrawals for prescription medications.
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To determine the frequency and timing of discovery of new ADRs described in black box warnings or necessitating withdrawal of the drug from the market, Examination of the Physicians' Desk Reference for all new chemical entities approved by the US Food and Drug Administration between 1975 and 1999 is examined. Expand
Illness and Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy
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To investigate medical contributors to bankruptcy, 1,771 personal bankruptcy filers in five federal courts and subsequently completed in-depth interviews with 931 of them indicated that 1.9-2.2 million Americans (filers plus dependents) experienced medical bankruptcy. Expand
Health insurance and mortality in US adults.
TLDR
The strength of that association appears similar to that from a study that evaluated data from the mid-1980s, despite changes in medical therapeutics and the demography of the uninsured since that time. Expand
Does investor ownership of nursing homes compromise the quality of care?
TLDR
Investor-owned nursing homes provide worse care and less nursing care than do not-for-profit or public homes. Expand
A National Study of Chronic Disease Prevalence and Access to Care in Uninsured U.S. Adults
TLDR
This study analyzed interview data from a nationally representative sample of working-age Americans to explore the relationship of common chronic illnesses to health insurance and access to care and concluded that many uninsured Americans have health conditions that require ongoing care. Expand
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