Why Don’t Americans Eat Horse?

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2C1fxrg on December 31, 2017 at 01:50PM From Eater.com, a long interesting summary ofWhy Don’t Americans Eat Horse?The red meat is common in many cultures, but rarely makes it on menus in the U.S. by Tim Forster "Killing horses isn’t technically banned in the U.S.; variations on an outright horse slaughter […]

Law Review submissions

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2zPBXcT on December 30, 2017 at 01:03PM Law reviews, often among the most prestigious publications for law professors, are unusual in a number of respects.*  They are edited by students. And they allow multiple submissions: a paper may be simultaneously submitted to many journals, which respond with exploding offers of acceptances. […]

Quality of life at 6 years after occupational injury

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/2pVmMiD on December 29, 2017 at 12:51PM Abstract Purpose Occupational injuries have considerable impact on workers’ lives. However, data regarding workers’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL) at several years after the injury are lacking. This study assessed workers’ HRQOL at 6 years after occupational injury and determined related factors in […]

Centralisation of acute stroke services in London: Impact evaluation using two treatment groups

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2zFWel5 on December 28, 2017 at 08:44AM Abstract The bundling of clinical expertise in centralised treatment centres is considered an effective intervention to improve quality and efficiency of acute stroke care. In 2010, 8 London Trusts were converted into Hyper Acute Stroke Units. The intention was to discontinue acute stroke services […]

Housing for Health

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2zE8UJu on December 28, 2017 at 12:36AM This research brief summarizes the findings of a report on Los Angeles County’s Housing for Health program and its effects on county costs and on the physical and mental health of people experiencing homelessness.

Impact of specialist rehabilitation services on hospital length of stay and associated costs

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2BKkSmG on December 27, 2017 at 04:54PM Abstract Background Provision of specialist rehabilitation services in North Yorkshire and Humberside may be suboptimal. Local commissioning bodies need to prioritise investments in health care, but previous studies provide limited evidence to inform the decision to expand existing services on […]

The eyes have it: Using eye tracking to inform information processing strategies in multi-attributes choices

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2zCgOTq on December 27, 2017 at 09:41AM Abstract Although choice experiments (CEs) are widely applied in economics to study choice behaviour, understanding of how individuals process attribute information remains limited. We show how eye-tracking methods can provide insight into how decisions are made. Participants completed a CE, while their eye movements […]

Top Health Economics Stories of 2017

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2BXmzkY on December 27, 2017 at 06:40AM What were the top stories at the intersection of health and economics stories in 2017?  Here is the Healthcare Economist’s take. Obamacare repeal. One of the top stories clearly must be the on-going debate around the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare).  […]

The relationships between timing of first childbirth, parity, and health-related quality of life

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/2kZozP5 on December 26, 2017 at 04:21PM Abstract Purpose A few studies have investigated the relationship between age at first childbirth and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study examined the relationship between age at first childbirth and HRQoL and whether parity mediates this timing of the first childbirth–HRQoL […]

What happens to CHIP?

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2laa8qw on December 26, 2017 at 07:18AM The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a federal program that provides matching funds to states in order for them to provide health insurance to children.  The program was designed to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Currently, […]

Threshold analysis in the presence of both the diagnostic and the therapeutic risk

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2C510f0 on December 26, 2017 at 06:54AM Abstract The well-established a priori probability of illness threshold in medical decision making, introduced by Pauker and Kassirer (N Engl J Med 293:229–234, 1975; N Engl J Med 302:1109–1117, 1980), involves the diagnostic risk only. We generalize the threshold analysis by […]

Diagnostic testing and outcomes

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/2kTaTVL on December 25, 2017 at 12:24PM When diagnostic testing leads to harm: a new outcomes-based approach for laboratory medicine There are five causes of testing-related diagnostic error: An inappropriate test is orderedAn appropriate… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The riskiest job in medicine

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2BKkM2B on December 24, 2017 at 01:52PM  The November December Message from the ASTS President Jean Edmond refers to an auto accident involving the ambulance transporting a liver to be transplanted. "Our donor team, two fellows, a surgical resident, and a medical student were involved in a high speed car crash coming […]