Playworks Program Improves Multiple Student Outcomes
Mathematica’s rigorous evaluation of Playworks found the program improved outcomes in the areas of school climate; conflict resolution and aggression; physical activity; and learning and academic performance. Read the release.
Upcoming Mathematica Events
June 6, 2013: Center for Studying Disability Policy
New Data on Efforts to Reduce Hospitalization and Nursing Home Care Among High-Risk Medicaid Beneficiaries
June 20, 2013: Center on Health Care Effectiveness
Using Performance Measures to Promote Evidence-Based Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities (June 20, 2013)
Perspectives of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners on Primary Care
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that primary care physicians and nurse practitioners mostly agree that nurse practitioners should be able to practice to the full extent of their education and training. They strongly disagree, however, about nurse practitioners' responsibilities in medical homes. Senior survey researcher Catherine DesRoches is one of the authors.
Making Sense of the Change in How Medicare Advantage Plans Are Paid
An analysis of 2009 Medicare Advantage data by senior fellow Marsha Gold compares plans' estimates of per capita costs for providing Parts A and B to their enrollees, on a risk-adjusted basis, to government data on the same costs for traditional Medicare program beneficiaries residing in the same county.