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Four Generations of Clinical Decision Making Research

NERI researchers explore the what, who, where, and how of clinical decision making.

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NERI Announces NIH Launch of Online Resource on Behavioral and Social Science Research Methods

A Web-based interactive anthology will provide psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health, such as the obesity epidemic and the rise of chronic diseases such as heart disease. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health collaborated with New England Research Institutes to create the free resource, called e-Source.

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Only Half the Problem is Being Addressed: Underinsurance is as Big a Problem as Uninsurance.

Link CL, McKinlay JB This article examines the sociodemographic and health characteristics of the underinsured—people who have some health insurance but are having trouble paying for health care or medications. Published in the International Journal of Health Services.

Topical Issue

The Mammogram Controversy

McKinlay JB “No good deed goes unpunished” is a dictum that applies to the ongoing controversy surrounding recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of 16 private sector clinicians and scientists appointed by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which rigorously assesses ever changing evidence on medical care, and makes recommendations based on explicit criteria.
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Heretic's Corner
10/4/2011 - Posted by NERI Upstream
For example, how useful is it to encourage households in poverty (experiencing food insecurity) to consume more costly “healthful” diets (lean meats, whole grains and fresh vegetables and fruit). The examples are endless............