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Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease

NIH-funded tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development.

Comment on National Quality Forum Framework to Measure Diagnostic Safety

A proposed measurement framework for diagnostic quality and safety developed by the National Quality Forum has been posted for public comment. Comments will inform recommendations for the development of priority measures to address measurement gaps in diagnostic accuracy. Public comment on this draft report and measurement framework is open through July 12. Please submit your comments on the

Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data

As an AHRQ researcher, I get to dive into topics that matter to the American people using one of the most comprehensive health care databases—AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, or HCUP. HCUP is the Nation’s most complete source of hospital-based data, including information on hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for all patients, including those paid by government and private insurance as well as the uninsured.

CMS Releases 1991-2014 Health Care Spending by State

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT) released state-level health care spending data for the period 1991-2014. The data shows that while most states experienced faster growth in 2014 due to Medicaid expansion and enrollment in Exchange plans, per capita health spending in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states grew at similar rates.

NIAID scientists discover rare genetic susceptibility to common cold

Unusual case provides insight into leading cause of acute illness worldwide.