Once bitten, twice shy? Lessons learned from an experiment to liberalize price regulations for dental care

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2QbkOGc on December 31, 2019 at 03:18PM Abstract In 2012, The Netherlands established the so-called “free market experiment”, which allowed providers of dental care to set the prices for their dental services themselves. The introduction of market mechanisms is intended to improve the quality of care and […]

The year in passings

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2FaWz4s on December 31, 2019 at 01:20PM I noted a number of deaths this year (and memorials for earlier passings):  Michel Balinski (1933-2019)  Alan Krueger (1960-2019)  Dr. Oscar Salvatierra, Jr. (1935 – 2019)  Special issue of NRL in honor of Uri Rothblum, February 2019  Memorial service for Martin Shubik today at […]

Computing PROPr Utility Scores for PROMIS® Profile Instruments

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2SBSnCW on December 31, 2019 at 12:01PM Publication date: Available online 30 December 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Barry Dewitt, Hawre Jalal, Janel Hanmer Abstract Objectives The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS) Profile instruments measure health status on 8 PROMIS domains. The PROMIS-Preference (PROPr) score provides a preference-based […]

most-least pt 2

from Terry Flynn PhD at http://bit.ly/2u6jWtV on December 30, 2019 at 03:03PM One good thing about Twitter is getting some feedback on things you propose. OK we know most of Twitter is like a swamp, but I’ve had the benefit of some excellent, constructive comments, in the light of my discussion of most-least voting. The […]

Most-Least Voting redux

from Terry Flynn PhD at http://bit.ly/37mJj93 on December 30, 2019 at 12:02PM Just a quick repeat of the logistics and mathematics of Most-Least Voting. This is a type of voting that: (1) Satisfies an apparent desire by British people to “change the voting system by the minimum amount”; (2) Is NOT perfectly proportional, BUT tends […]

Sex, Marijuana and Baby Booms

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2F6Afc8 on December 29, 2019 at 01:48PM Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Michele Baggio, Alberto Chong, David Simon Abstract We study the behavioral changes caused by marijuana use on sexual activity, contraception, and birth counts by applying a differences-in-differences approach that […]

Wartime Health Shocks and the Postwar Socioeconomic Status and Mortality of Union Army Veterans and their Children

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/37gTYSH on December 29, 2019 at 01:48PM Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Dora L. Costa, Noelle Yetter, Heather DeSomer Abstract We investigate when and how health shocks reverberate across the life cycle and down to descendants in a manual labor economy […]

Swamped: Emergency department crowding and patient mortality

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2EZnyjB on December 29, 2019 at 01:48PM Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Lindsey Woodworth Abstract U.S. emergency departments are experiencing extreme levels of crowding. This study estimates the impact of emergency department crowding on patient mortality. Identification relies on the abrupt […]