Paying employees to be vaccinated against Covid. (Is that repugnant? Could it be illegal??)

from Market Design at on January 31, 2021 at 01:34PM  Apparently paying workers to get vaccinated (even giving them paid time off to get vaccinated) may face some legal complications. The Washington Post has the story: Why grocery chains are paying workers to get vaccinated, but other industries are lagging   by By Jena McGregor […]

Mechanism design conference (virtually) at Pitt, April 15-17, with keynotes by Tuomas Sandholm and Utku Unver

from Market Design at on January 30, 2021 at 01:28PM  Here’s the announcement: the conference is sponsored by the NBER Mechanism Design for Vulnerable Populations Thurs Apr 15- Sat Apr 17, 2021 Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) University of Pittsburgh "We are delighted to share that the NSF/CEME Decentralization 2021 conference, […]

Medicare Shared Savings Program and Readmission Rate Among Patients with Ischemic Stroke

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on January 29, 2021 at 05:04PM Objective Hospitals participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) share with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the savings generated by reduced cost of care. Our aim was to determine whether MSSP is associated with changes […]

Geographic Variation and Disparities in Total Joint Replacement Use for Medicare Beneficiaries

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on January 29, 2021 at 05:04PM Background Little is known about how the geographic variation and disparities in use of elective primary total hip and knee replacements for Medicare beneficiaries have evolved in recent years. The study objectives are to determine these variations and disparities, […]

National Quality Forum Guidelines for Evaluating the Scientific Acceptability of Risk-adjusted Clinical Outcome Measures

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on January 29, 2021 at 03:04PM Quality measurement is at the heart of efforts to achieve high-quality surgical and medical care at a lower cost. Without accurate quality measures, it is not possible to appropriately align incentives with quality. The aim of these National Quality […]

A Comparison of National and International Approaches to COVID-19-Related Measures

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on January 29, 2021 at 03:04PM Research Questions What was the status of COVID-19 measurement in terms of testing/case identification, hospitalizations, mortality, and excess mortality during the early stages of the pandemic (December 2019–May 2020)? How did such measurement vary among countries and across U.S. […]

A plea for public patents on COVID

from Econsalut at on January 29, 2021 at 06:29AM  Funding of Pharmaceutical Innovation During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic Extensive public investments also are being made in therapeutics. The 2 most prominent monoclonal antibodies (by… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Did your real-world study follow STROBE guidelines?

from Healthcare Economist at on January 29, 2021 at 02:30AM Is your observational research study following best practices? Is your methodology transparent? To help answer these questions, the Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (EQUATOR) Network created the STROBE guidelines. The STROBE guidelines–an acronym for The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies […]

Recent publications from Boston University’s Department of Health Law, Policy and Management: January 2021 Edition

from The Incidental Economist at on January 28, 2021 at 09:53PM Below are recent publications from me and my colleagues from Boston University’s Department of Health Law, Policy and Management. You can find all posts in this series here. January 2021 Edition Abelson S, Lipson SK, Zhou S, Eisenberg D. Muslim Young Adult Mental Health and […]