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Patient Safety and Information Technology

Health / Research May 23, 2017

This report explores the intersection of patient safety and IT, assesses progress made, and makes policy recommendations for implementing a health IT framework that both protects patient safety and promotes innovation.

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Testimony on Caring for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Katherine Hayes / Research May 15, 2017

Medicare data from 2015 demonstrate that the number of chronic conditions that a patient has is directly correlative to higher Medicare spending and rates of hospitalization.

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What’s Next for Turkey: Authoritarian Stability or Chaos?

National Security / Research May 15, 2017

Amid mounting instability and economic uncertainty, Erdo─čan has preserved the support of his base and even secured a slight increase in support from both Kurds and Turkish nationalists.

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Understanding America’s Water and Wastewater Challenges

Infrastructure / Research May 15, 2017

Water and wastewater systems across the country require critical repairs and upgrades. This paper reviews several types of water infrastructure along with some unique challenges and opportunities in addressing their affordability, funding, and financing.

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Early Childhood Learning and Development: Key Themes and Findings

Economy / Research May 12, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center launched an effort to explore promising bipartisan approaches to strengthen early childhood learning and development policies at the federal and state levels.

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BPC Comments Regarding Administration Report on Significant Trade Deficits

Economy / Research May 12, 2017

The analysis highlights that trade deficits are largely determined by economic forces such as changes in investment and savings and the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar.

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Congress and Evidence-Based Policymaking

Economy / Research May 8, 2017

Evidence-based policymaking uses findings from rigorous research and program evaluations to guide decisions about public policy and funding. The Congressional Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking appointed by President Obama and the bipartisan leadership of Congress is scheduled to report its recommendations by September of 2017.

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Reforming the Taxation of Pass-Through Businesses

Economy / Research April 28, 2017

The Trump administration and Congress are actively developing tax reform legislative proposals. One key issue policymakers will address is how to reform the tax treatment of pass-through businesses.

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Considerations for the FDA's User Fee Reauthorization Bill

Health / Research April 26, 2017

Timely completion and passage of FDA user fee reauthorization legislation is a crucial next step toward helping Americans in need.

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Improving Care for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

Health / Research April 25, 2017

BPC outlines the barriers to the integration of clinical health and social services, and issues recommendations to eliminate those barriers for the Medicare-only population.

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