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Friday Links

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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Friday Links

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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Friday Links

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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Friday Links

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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The Moonshot metaphor Worse outcomes for warfarin. I agree with Apple. Health data is: (i) big business or (ii) in big trouble. “The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.”

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Monday Links

Cost to operate the health insurance exchange. “Bernie’s single payer plan is…a pipe dream.” A country breaking down? How did the NFL get to LA? Legacy code.

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget

How does President Obama propose to change the budget in the coming year?  Here are his key proposals. $500m for mental health. The budget includes $500 million in new mandatory funding to for individuals with serious mental illness.  The funding would be used to support”…additional states in the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration; increases access to […]

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Friday Links

Rural maternity care. Personalized medicine. War. Pharmaceutical use and price discrimination. Iran, sanctions, and Pharma. Mardi gras beads and capitalism.

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Medicare in the data analysis business?

From a recent N.Y. Times article on Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshoot”: The researchers pointed out that although genome sequencing seems to be rapidly transforming cancer research, a tiny fraction of cancer patients are having their tumors sequenced because most insurers, including Medicare, will not pay for the procedure. For a start, the group told […]

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Friday Links

How medicine will use 3D printers. 5 things to know about biosimilars. Pharma halting payments to MDs? Hospital of the future? Nanodegree guarantees a job?

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