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Friday Links

Ebola vaccines will come too late. Grades for your doc. 15 years for Medicare fraud. Asimov on creativity. Is the scientific method dead? Plus be sure to check out this week’s health wonk review over at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.

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Do travel bans work?

According to Vox, the answer is ‘no’.  The reason isn’t because travel bans don’t work in theory; it is because in practice travel bans  are never perfectly enforceable and thus may cause more harm than they help. But there’s a very clear problem with using a travel ban to stop Ebola: it renders useless the […]

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Friday Links

The new complex patient. Egg futures. Price transparency. NHS on strike. The HMO backlash. Ebola and airline stock prices. End of the war on drugs?

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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics goes to…

Jean Tirole. The full scientific background is here.  Marginal Revolution has a number of posts or you can check out Wonk Blog.  Digitopoly discusses how Tirole is like Louis Pasteur.  Vox has a nice overview of Tirole’s work as well and an example from newspapers… Newspapers, for example, are one area the Nobel Committee points to […]

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Weekend Reading

How high are adverse events rates? Do MTM work? Immigration status and the ACA. Factors NICE considers when making health technology appraisals. How expanding Medicaid affects the use of inpatient & ER sevices.

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Visit your doctor whenever you like

Typical hours when illness strikes is 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  In the US, typical physician hours are 9-5, Monday through Friday. Although this is changing (CVS Minute Clinics have Saturday and Sunday hours), it is still difficult for individuals who are work and are ill to see a doctor without taking […]

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End of week links

Diagnosing cancer early. The money duck. Pythagorean wins for soccer. Battle of the billionaires. Talking Trade-offs.

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HWR + More

David Williams hosts this week’s Health Work Review at the Health Business Blog.  If you need more entertainment for the end of your week, check out the links below as well. Eradicating Ebola in 100 days. Teachers with coding skills. Using social media to track adverse events. Uber goes to Lambeau. “…unless they get paid […]

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The Apple Watch and Health

Apple recently unveiled its smart watch.  The watch not only is a mini-computer, but it can help improve your health. Pharmafile reports: The watch comes with an app that promises to calculate all kinds of data including heart rate, calories burned and other metrics in one place – and can also count how many stairs […]

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End of Week Links

eHarmony for Healthcare. Biggest healthcare stories of the summer. Do Economists Care? Concussion watch. Bedbugs take over NY (not what you think)

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