Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Midweek Links

Does Medicaid decrease ER visits? Why use flow restrictors? Effect of competition on price and quality? January is Glaucoma awareness month. Big Healthcare.

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Monday Links

Lonely? Price elasticity of beer. Which ERs have the longest waits? The rise of AFib. Deadlines.

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Tuesday Links

Is risk selection into high-deductible plans a problem? Even single payers have multiple computer systems. Saving a Program That Saves Lives. ‘TripAdvisor’ site for NHS. Healthcare.gov fail. The $500 stitch. Do hospitals know their own prices?

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Pre-Thanksgiving Links

‘Vaccinate your child!’ says CAP. Most health apps of limited value. Drug look-alike list. $1 trillion. Digital awards. California vs. Healthcare.gov

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Wednesday Links

Prostate screening inaccuracies. What is the cancer drug fund? ACA: “I don’t really think you could stop this law.” Writing with Parkinson’s. Rate shock part II. Kobe & biologics. Hospital shooting.

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Friday Links

Reference pricing and the role of government. Rickets making a comeback in UK. Med school credit for Wikipedia entries? Why are UK housing prices so high? Obamacare gets real.

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Friday Links

  Despising hospital ratings? Is it worth the time? Do high cost hospitals have lower mortality rates? Improving vaccines stability in warm climates. The ethical problem of unpublished trials. Sex workers embrace Obamacare.

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Friday Links

Bubonic plague warning. Who is left behind in China? Forbes maps the U.S. economy. Do SNFs reduce re-hospitalization rates? The mistaken posterboy. Why I jumped off the Ivory Tower.

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Friday Links

State HIX > Federal HIX? Who would want to use government-produced software? NHS England scraps rare disease fund. A personal Affordable Care Act. Healthy at 100?

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Friday Links

Are PET scans for detecting Alzheimer’s more than just pretty pictures? Hospital or hotel? US women are dying younger than their mothers. Insurers getting faulty data from HIX. Quantitative Economics (a.k.a. Economists learn Python). Malaria vaccine on the way?

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