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Ambulances in China. MACRA. MIPS. APM. Confessions of a Health Plan CEO. What causes variation in physician practice patterns? Chernobyl, not so bad after all?

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Friday Links

Check out this week’s Health Wonk Review at Peggy Salvatore’s Health System Ed Blog. If that’s not enough for you, here are some other links for you to read as you head towards the weekend. Is I-O a cure? How will Sean Parker’s $250m be used? Is Part B drug reform a good idea? FDA expedited […]

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The future of mental health?

Nature has an interesting article on how mobile technology is being used to treat mental illness. Estimates suggest that about 29% of people will experience a mental disorder in their lifetime1. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that many of those people — up to 55% in developed countries and 85% in developing […]

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Brand drugs cut prices more than generics? Understanding Health Care’s Short-Termism Problem. Effects of cost sharing on mammography rates. Freedom is more than small government. Positive immigration to Red Lake County, MN. Do early Presidential polls predict anything?

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Are drug ads on TV a good thing? OOP cost matters The leader of the moonshot Winning the battle against rheumatoid arthritis? “Go corporate or go home”? The Wire conference

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Precision acquires ACT Oncology

My employer, the Precision Medicine Group, recently made a new acquisition.  Details are in this press release and the excerpt below. Precision for Medicine, part of the Precision Medicine Group, announced today that it has executed a binding agreement to acquire ACT Oncology, the leading contract research organization (CRO) specializing exclusively in the field of oncology. ACT […]

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How WHO does patient safety. How the Joint Commision does patient safety. AlphaGo. What candidates don’t get about drug pricing. Economics of PLoS.

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Top 10 drugs in the UK. Techonomists. 20 million get health insurance from ACA. Time to reform the Hospital Readmission Reductions Program? How big a problem is patient turnover in ACOs? Returning from space after 1 year. Buying cures vs. renting health.

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Performance-based pricing for Entresto. Physician perceptions of medication adherence. Medication adherence: oral vs. IV. New cancer “drug”? Cancer = chronic disease? Count to 1000 on two hands.

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How economists would fight the war on drugs. Are drug prices falling? Incentivizing off label drug use. Type I and Type II errors in psychiatry. Readmission reduction program worked?

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