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The association between observed mobility and quality of life in the near elderly

In a recent paper with Jeff Sullivan, Dana P. Goldman, and Thomas M. Gill in PLOS One, we try to answer this question. The paper’s abstract is below.   Introduction Chronic diseases associated with aging, such as arthritis, frequently cause reduced mobility, pain and diminished quality of life. To date, research on the association between […]

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Special Issue on Value Assessment Frameworks

Value in Health has a Special Issue on Value Assessment Frameworks.   The issue includes one of my papers (co-authored with Taylor T. Schwartz, Tony Okoro, John A. Romley) titled Patient Versus Physician Valuation of Durable Survival Gains: Implications for Value Framework Assessments.  The abstract is below.   Background: Previous research indicates that patients value therapies that provide […]

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Healthcare Economist in JAMA

Along with co-authors Amitabh Chandra and Ravinder Dhawan, please check out my most recent publication “Utility of Cancer Value Frameworks for Patients, Payers, and Physicians” in the latest issue of JAMA.

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Preferences for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Therapies

Below is an abstract from on of my recent studies on patient and physician preferences for treatments for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.  The full article is HERE. Objectives The objective of this study was to compare patient and physician preferences for different antithrombotic therapies used to treat nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Methods Patients diagnosed with NVAF […]

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Quality-Adjusted Cost Of Care

One of my paper (along with co-authors Darius Lakdawalla, Claudio Lucarelli, Sean Nicholson, Zeba M. Khan and Tomas J. Philipson) was published at Health Affairs.  The title of the study is: Quality-Adjusted Cost Of Care: A Meaningful Way To Measure Growth In Innovation Cost Versus The Value Of Health Gains.  The abstract is below. Technology drives both […]

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