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The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

That is the title of an article in Eye for Pharma which interviews me about measuring value in health care.  The article highlights a number of issues related to value measurement, health policy and the healthcare marketplace. The article also describes the launch of the Innovation and Value Initiative, a broad coalition of providers, payers, patient advocates, […]

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Figuring out how to measure value

Unlike some other organizations, [the Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI)] is not interested in a top-down, bureaucratic process for setting prices or measuring value, says Shafrin. Rather, IVI aims to disseminate best practices for measuring value and reimbursing treatments based on this value. “We are looking at balancing innovation and value,” he says. “Some people are […]

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Interview with James Hamilton

The Berkeley Electronic Press’ Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics journal has a video interview with James Hamilton, a UCSD economist and one of the best instructors I have had.

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King of all media

The Healthcare Economist has expanded to radio.  For those in the Pensacola, Florida area, you may have heard my appearance at 1:15pm Central time on Rick Outzen‘s “IN Your Head Radio” on 1620 WNRP.  During the interview, Rick and I discussed the pros and cons of S-CHIP as well as the Dutch health care system […]

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