Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

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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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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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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2015 Year in review

My review of 2015 year in review posts from a variety of sources.  Enjoy. CBS News medical stories of 2015.  N.Y. Times take on 2015’s the top health and medical stories. Best Marginal Revolution posts. Managed Care Matters update on the ACA: Part I and Part II. The Economist: Best books of 2015. Incidental Economist […]

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Mid-week Links

Health status and longevity. Hero. Who participates in BPCI? Stay safe. The end of ISIS (healthcare-related)?

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Mid-week Links

Merit-based financial aid increases alcohol consumption. Can Walmart improve health? No pain. Does this qualify as high-value healthcare? Value of HCV drugs to those who never get HCV.

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Friday Links

Is ‘best price’ a good deal? Friendship and health. Physicians and DTC advertising. ACA and competition. Best books of 2015.

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Mid-Week Links

2016 Obamacare premiums. What happened to the munchies? Racial disparities in NIH funding? The downside of EMR. Deaths due to rheumatoid arthritis. What is the business of Workers’ Comp?

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