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Omicron variant sending more to hospital in Tennessee
County-level burden of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the general population during 2020
In a new paper published in the January 2022 edition of The Lancet Regional - Americas, Kevin Griffith, PhD, assistant professor of Health Policy, examined the increase in deaths among U.S. veterans in 2020 compared to previous years. Read the paper here.
Estimated Savings under Medicare Part D Redesign
In the Nov. 10 issues of the New England Journal of Medicine, Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, estimated savings on prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries under 4 proposals circulating in Congress. Estimates of annual spending are based on average per-claim point-of-sale prices for the 15 drugs accounting for the highest expenditures in Medicare Part D in 2019, assuming 12 fills per drug per year. See the Supplementary Appendix for drug- and legislation-specific estimates and assumptions. Read the analysis here.