By Yasmin Bendaas
There was an unprecedented rise in the death rate for whites aged 45–54 years in North Carolina, according to a study published in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal. Chris Mansfield and colleagues at East Carolina University (E.C.U.) who authored the study found suicide and liver disease to be major contributors to the rise in deaths for middle-aged whites from 2000 to 2013.
By Michelle Ries
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine, partnering with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, releases selected measures of health care quality for North Carolina Medicaid, along with, “Metrics to Drive Improvements in Health: A Report of the Task Force on Health Care Analytics.”