Blog Post Commemorates Lindberg

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2oLLEtf on September 30, 2019 at 11:57PM A recent Health Affairs blog post remembers Donald Lindberg, who died Aug. 17, 2019. Lindberg played a key role in the development of websites such as PubMed, MedlinePlus.gov, Clinicaltrials.gov and GenBank, just to name a few. “Overall, I suggest Don’s legacy […]

FDA Releases Guidance on AI, Decision-Making Aids

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2nZ5kt9 on September 30, 2019 at 11:27PM The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new guidance on artificial intelligence (AI) software designed to bolster clinical decision-making, FierceBiotech reports. According to the report, the agency defines clinical decision support software as a tool capable of supplying “knowledge and person-specific […]

CCHE Friday Seminar Series: The Effects of Self and Temporary Employment on Mental Health: The Role of the Gig Economy in the UK

from CCHE General Updates Archive Feed at http://bit.ly/2nXwFMj on September 30, 2019 at 09:00PM We are pleased to welcome Mark Stabile this Friday October 4th. Canadian Centre for Health Economics View this email in your browser Dear All,   For this week’s CCHE Health Economics Series, we are pleased to welcome Mark Stabile this Friday October […]

Digitization

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/2nWhCm3 on September 30, 2019 at 07:16PM Digital Economics If you want to get a description of what digital economics represents, this article in JEL is the one you have to read. Digital economics explores how standard economic models… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, […]

CCHE Friday Seminar Series: The Effects of Self and Temporary Employment on Mental Health: The Role of the Gig Economy in the UK

from CCHE General Updates Archive Feed at http://bit.ly/2mlfHHg on September 30, 2019 at 05:59PM We are pleased to welcome Mark Stabile this Friday October 4th. Canadian Centre for Health Economics View this email in your browser Dear All,   For this week’s CCHE Health Economics Series, we are pleased to welcome Mark Stabile this Friday October […]

Malaria Control and Infant Mortality in Africa

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2mYWziR on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM Has massive distribution of insecticide-treated-nets contributed to the reduction in infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 15 years? Using large household surveys collected in 16 countries and exploiting the spatial correlation in distribution campaigns, we estimate the relationship between the diffusion of […]

State-level gun policy changes and rate of workplace homicide in the United States

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2n8m80L on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM Nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. die from firearm-related causes annually. Of these, about 1% are intentionally shot and killed while at work; work-related homicides account for about 10% of all workplace fatalities. While firearm policies have remained essentially unchanged at the national level, […]

Primary Care Physician Practice Styles and Patient Care: Evidence from Physician Exits in Medicare

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2mZRPtg on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM Primary care physicians (PCPs) provide frontline health care to patients in the U.S.; however, it is unclear how their practice styles affect patient care. In this paper, we estimate the long-lasting effects of PCP practice styles on patient health care utilization by focusing on […]

Temperature and Mental Health: Evidence from the Spectrum of Mental Health Outcomes

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2mWA8L7 on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM This paper characterizes the link between ambient temperatures and a broad set of mental health outcomes. We find that higher temperatures increase emergency department visits for mental illness, suicides, and self-reported days of poor mental health. Specifically, cold temperatures reduce negative mental health outcomes […]

Residential Noise Exposure and Health: Evidence from Aviation Noise and Birth Outcomes

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2ml5b2K on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM Exploiting recent concentration of flight patterns under a new Federal Aviation Administration policy (called NextGen), we examine the impact of exposure to excessive noise levels on birth outcomes. Using birth records that include mothers’ home addresses to measure airport proximity, we find the risk […]

Estimating and Decomposing Conditional Average Treatment Effects: The Smoking Ban in England

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2ml5pH8 on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM We develop a practical method for estimating and decomposing conditional average treatment effects using locally-weighted regressions. We illustrate with an application to the smoking ban in England using a regression discontinuity design, based on Health Survey for England data. We estimate average treatment effects […]

The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Workplace Absenteeism of Overweight and Obese Workers

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2mpZJMa on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM In this paper, we examine whether the expansion of health insurance coverage brought on by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), led to a decline in absenteeism among overweight and obese individuals. We use data from the National Health Insurance […]

The effect of antimalarial campaigns on child mortality and fertility in sub-Saharan Africa

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2nTvayI on September 30, 2019 at 04:56PM We examine the extent to which recent declines in child mortality and fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa can be attributed to insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs). Exploiting the rapid increase in ITNs since the mid-2000s, we employ a difference-in-differences estimation strategy to identify the causal effect […]

Report Finds U.S. Pays Significantly More for Drugs Than Other Countries

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2nSHjnH on September 30, 2019 at 03:25PM A report from the House Ways & Means Committee suggests that U.S. patients pay, on average, about four times more for some drugs than 11 similarly-developed countries. The report, “A Painful Pill to Swallow: U.S. vs. International Prescription Drug Prices,” was […]

Leonard Outlines Proposed Changes to ICER Framework

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2mhWDJV on September 30, 2019 at 02:54PM Dan Leonard, National Pharmaceutical Council president and CEO, in a recent commentary published on Pharmacy Times outlines some areas where the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) could improve its value assessment framework. The NPC, Lenoard writes, submitted feedback to […]

Much Ado about Nothing? The Responsiveness of the Healthcare System in Poland through Patients’ Eyes

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2n3O6ut on September 30, 2019 at 11:27AM Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Paulina Polak, Maria Świątkiewicz-Mośny, Aleksandra Wagner Abstract This article analyzes the outcomes of the key healthcare reforms undertaken in Poland and assesses how successful they have been. Contrary to the governmental perspective on […]

Economic Modelling of Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Literature Review to Inform Conceptual Model Design

from PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/2nLnJK1 on September 30, 2019 at 07:21AM Abstract Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition that leads to irreversible damage to the kidneys and is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular events and mortality. As novel interventions become available, estimates of economic and clinical outcomes are needed to guide […]

The opioid crisis in numbers

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2mKcS2R on September 30, 2019 at 06:18AM Most people who spend time in health care are aware of the opioid crisis. But how bad is it really? The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation provides a number of interactive graphs to quantitatively describe how the opioid crisis has evolved […]