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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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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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Friday Links

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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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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Friday Links

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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