Identifying the Effects of Scientific Information and Recommendations on Physicians’ Prescribing Behavior

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2NCGTeN on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM We investigate how the prescribing behavior of physicians reacts to scientific information and recommendations released by public authorities. Taking the example of antidepressant drugs, we use French panel data on exhaustive prescriptions made by a representative sample of general practitioners to more than 110,000 […]

Econometric Models of Fertility

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2AeYl5X on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM This paper reviews some key contributions to econometric analysis of human fertility in the last 20 years, with special focus on discussion of prevailing econometric modeling strategies. We focus on the literature that highlights the role of the key drivers of the birth outcomes, […]

Trust in the Time of Corona

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2BPO1Se on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War. The on-going pandemic and its countermeasures have led to varying physical, psychological, and emotional experiences, shaping not just public health and the economy but […]

Disparities in Vulnerability to Severe Complications from COVID-19 in the United States

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/3eLu7qf on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM This paper provides the first nationally representative estimates of vulnerability to severe complications from COVID-19 overall and across race-ethnicity and socioeconomic status. We use the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) to examine the prevalence of specific health conditions associated with complications from COVID-19 […]

Did the Wisconsin Supreme Court Restart a COVID-19 Epidemic? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/3dLpjzA on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM Both the White House and state governors have explicitly linked thresholds of reduced COVID-19 case growth to the lifting of statewide shelter-in-place orders (SIPOs). This “hardwired” policy endogeneity creates empirical challenges in credibly isolating the causal effect of lifting a statewide SIPO on COVID-19-related […]

Negative shocks predict change in cognitive function and preferences: Assessing the negative affect and stress hypothesis in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown mitigation strategy

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2BcsdR2 on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, households throughout the world have to cope with negative shocks, either because of the disease or the various mitigation strategies that have caused massive unemployment and financial insecurity. Previous research has shown that negative shocks impair […]

Short-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Consumption and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Singapore

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/31tbBPC on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM We examine the short-term impact of COVID-19 on consumption spending and labor market outcomes. Using monthly panel data of individuals mainly aged 50–70 in Singapore, we find that COVID-19 reduced consumption spending and labor market outcomes immediately after its outbreak, and its negative impact […]

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regional Lockdown Policies in the Containment of Covid-19: Evidence from Pakistan

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/31FgHZh on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM To slow down the spread of Covid-19, administrative regions within Pakistan imposed complete and partial lockdown restrictions on socio-economic activities, religious congregations, and human movement. Here we examine the impact of regional lockdown strategies on Covid-19 outcomes. After conducting econometric analyses (Regression Discontinuity and […]

Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Disproportionately Affect the Poor? Evidence from a Six-Country Survey

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/31FgNQD on June 29, 2020 at 09:20PM The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havocs on economies around the world. Yet, barely any evidence currently exists on the distributional impacts of the pandemic. We provide the first study that offers new theoretical and empirical evidence on the distributional impacts of the pandemic on […]

Science Isn’t Meant To Be Followed

from Peter Ubel at https://bit.ly/3dMGFfw on June 29, 2020 at 06:35PM President Trump has taken a pointedly anti-scientific approach to the Covid-19 pandemic. When he is not hiding data, gagging public health experts, or touting unproven cures, he is downplaying the toll the virus is taking on people’s lives. In the face of such indifference to […]

Using machine learning to assess the predictive potential of standardized nursing data for home healthcare case-mix classification

from The European Journal of Health Economics at https://bit.ly/31u4fLt on June 29, 2020 at 06:12PM Abstract Background The Netherlands is currently investigating the feasibility of moving from fee-for-service to prospective payments for home healthcare, which would require a suitable case-mix system. In 2017, health insurers mandated a preliminary case-mix system as a first step towards […]

The FDA Needs to Get Back to Basics

from The Incidental Economist at https://bit.ly/3g8UwhP on June 29, 2020 at 06:25PM People want access to potentially life-saving drugs as soon as possible, especially during a pandemic. That’s why the FDA has the power to issue emergency use authorizations to provide patients with access to drugs that might otherwise be inaccessible during public health emergencies. […]

COVID-19 Update: June 29th Edition

from The Incidental Economist at https://bit.ly/38aqPu9 on June 29, 2020 at 05:19PM The following originally appeared on the Baker Institute Blog and is coauthored by Vivian Ho, Ph.D. (@healthecontx), James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, Kirstin Matthews, Ph.D. (@stpolicy), Baker Institute Fellow in Science and Technology Policy and Heidi Russell, M.D., Ph.D., […]

Part IV: De-implementing Low-Value Care Services: Implications and Challenges at the Organizational Level

from AcademyHealth Blog at https://bit.ly/3ifpiHV on June 29, 2020 at 05:17PM Part IV: De-implementing Low-Value Care Services: Implications and Challenges at the Organizational Level This series has provided important perspectives regarding all stakeholders interested in reducing low-value care – researchers, patients, and providers. At an organizational or systems level, we know there are a number […]