Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

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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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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