New study aims at opioids and overdoses in Tennessee

November 15, 2019

  A new study from Melissa McPheeters, PhD, MPH, research professor of health policy, finds that “prescribing (opioids) is common in Tennessee before an overdose, does not decrease appreciably afterward, and MAT may be underutilized as increases in buprenorphine were not observed after overdose events.”

What you missed at the 2019 Value-Based Health Care Delivery Seminar

October 28, 2019

What doctors are not taught and do not often consider when they're in training is something very familiar but only now rising in priority. What is it? The value — both financial and in quality of care — of the care they deliver to patients. More than 40 attendees spent two days learning just what value-based care is all about during the 2019 Value-Based Health Care Delivery Seminar.

Flu season 2019: What you can expect

October 7, 2019

  Death and taxes are the two things we've been told are certain, but so too is flu season, according to Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy and infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

What plan to fix Medicare Part D right now is best?

September 4, 2019

Three policy proposals under consideration would produce different results, according to a new perspective published by Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Ingram associate professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center