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The Center on Aging is involved in the analysis of public health policies pertaining to America’s aging population. Formal research methods are used to identify policies (e.g., laws, regulations), perform content analysis, and apply measurement construction techniques to make quantitative distinctions among the policies. This unique work is reflected in a number of scholarly articles. For example, Imhof and Kaskie (2008) applied an event history analysis to account for the enactment of pain management policies by state medical boards.
Imhof, S. L. and Kaskie, B.P. (2008). Promoting a “Good Death”: Determinants of Pain-Management Policies in the United States. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, 33(5), 907-941.doi:10.1215/03616878-2008-024.