Please help me learn new things! – History of water and growth in So Cal (and maybe elsewhere)

from The Incidental Economist at on January 31, 2016 at 02:47PM This post is part of a series in which I’m dedicating a month to learning about twelve new things this year. The full schedule can be found here. This is month one. (tl;dr at the bottom of this post) 2016 is off to an […]

Love and Measurement

from THCB at on January 31, 2016 at 12:11AM By WESTBY FISHER, MD Many of us recall the final scene of Mad Men where Machiavellian dealmaker, philanderer, and ad mogul Dan Draper sits in lotus position finding either true inner peace or the next cynical direction from which to profit. This scene came to mind as I […]

International Decision Support Initiative awarded US$12.8m grant from the Gates Foundation

from iDSI at on January 30, 2016 at 10:34AM In January 2016, the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI, launches Phase 2 with an award of US$12.8 million (£8.9 million) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This represents a major single investment by the Foundation dedicated to making better decisions for better health, […]

Guideline-Centered Care

from THCB at on January 30, 2016 at 04:26AM By JOHNATHON TOMLINSON, MD Doreen, Ahmed and Henry have recently had their medication changed in response to a new guideline for prescribing Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs. None of them came to ask for a change in their medication. In each case the change was recommended by […]

Jalpa Doshi Wins Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation Challenge

from Behavioral Economics News at on January 29, 2016 at 03:08PM Source: Patient Access Network, January 29, 2016 Jalpa Doshi, Pengxiang (Alex) Li, and colleagues have been announced as the first-place winners in the “PAN Challenge: Balancing Moral Hazard, Affordability and Access to Critical Therapies in the Age of Cost Sharing” launched by the Patient […]

How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals, Health Services and Delivery Research, Vol:4, Iss:3

from NIHR Journals Library – Last Published at on January 29, 2016 at 01:01AM Authors: Pinkney J, Rance S, Benger J, Brant H, Joel-Edgar S, Swancutt D, Westlake D, Pearson M, Thomas D, Holme I, Endacott R, Anderson R, Allen M, Purdy S, Campbell J, Sheaff R, Byng R.