Health Care Policy

The field of health services administration combines politics, business, and science in managing the human and fiscal resources needed to deliver effective public health services. Our faculty pursue research studying employer-sponsored elder-care programs, the public mental health system, Ohio Medicaid, leadership in health care, and physicians' use of technology.

Our Work in the News

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December 12, 2019

Ohio State University researchers have found that Americans with health insurance are paying soaring prices for out-of-network care. Wendy Xu is quoted. 

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December 12, 2019

Evidence supports e-cigarettes as a harm-reduction tool

Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group of public-health, tobacco-policy and ethics experts.

In a piece published online today (Dec. 12, 2019) in the journal ...

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December 12, 2019

Patient cost-sharing nearly doubled from 2012 to 2017, study finds

The out-of-pocket financial burden for insured working Americans is substantial and growing – especially when it comes to out-of-network, non-emergency hospital care, a new study has found.

Researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed...