Senior Report: America's Health Rankings 2016
The United Health Foundation
A comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 35 measures of senior health.
Key findings: Rhode Island jumped from 30th to 11th in the rankings, with key improvements including a 24% decrease in preventable hospitalizations, 23% decrease in smoking, and 18% increase in seniors reporting very good or excellent health status.
The Clinical Research Landscape in Rhode Island
George Mao, MD; Bharat Ramratnam, MD
An overview of clinical research activity and the state of medical research funding in Rhode Island.
Results: During 2011-2016, 1651 clinical studies were registered in clinicaltrials.gov. Nearly a third of all clinical studies were in oncology (21%) and cardiovascular diseases (10%). Alzheimer’s dementia, breast cancer, HIV, and hepatitis C accounted for nearly 17% of all clinical trials. Seventy-five percent (75%) of clinical trials in RI were conducted in hospitals affiliated with Lifespan or Care New England. Financial support for clinical trials largely came from industry (60%) with 23% being supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The rest are funded by nonprofit organizations, charitable foundations, educational institutions, and unlisted concerns.