Jeffrey K. Hom & Krisda H. Chaiyachati | The Conversation

May 30, 2016

Why it’s easier to be prescribed an opioid painkiller than the treatment for opioid addiction.  The FDA just approved a new implant of a drug that treats opioid addiction. Why hasn’t the drug been prescribed more widely already?

Krisda H. Chaiyachati & Jeffrey K. Hom | Health Affairs Blog

May 10, 2016

Let’s Put Opioids For Treating Addiction On Equal Footing With Prescribing Opioids For Pain. Despite the advantages of Buprenorphine, a semisynthetic partial opioid receptor agonist, it is highly regulated, causing slow physician uptake and limiting its availability to patients needing treatment.

Joshua M. Liao & Krisda H. ChaiyachatiHarvard Public Health Review

April 2016

Beyond adjustments for socioeconomic status in hospital readmissions penalties. Health system and policy leaders should recognize that risk adjustment is only one facet in using quality measurement to promote better health. There is another important question to consider: Will any amount or form of SES adjustment produce better health if hospitals do not also engage new partners and adopt clear, public health-minded organizational strategies.