Pulling The Plug In Seriously Ill Patients—It’s Often A Matter Of Race

from Peter Ubel at https://bit.ly/3odanT6 on January 31, 2022 at 04:22PM In the US, Black patients often receive significantly less medical care than similarly sick white patients. Black patients have less access to primary and subspecialty care; they’re less likely to receive flu and pneumonia vaccinations. When they do receive care, it is often of lower quality. Yet when Black patients experience a significant traumatic brain […]

Icknomics: Would more corneas be transplanted if they were called “ocular donations” instead of “eye donations”?

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/32KmOhC on January 31, 2022 at 01:09PM  Here’s an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics about framing and language associated with the deceased donation of eye tissue. Arguments for ‘ocular donation’ as standardised terminology to reduce the ‘ick factor’ of ‘eye donation’ by Katrina A Bramstedt  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5446-0123,  Abstract: This brief […]

The value of life (4)

from Econsalut at https://bit.ly/35qboR5 on January 31, 2022 at 08:00AM  How Much Is a Human Life Worth? A Systematic Review The distinction between a statistical life and a human life is crucial. Generally, economic research and policy evaluation aims at eliciting the VSL. A common misconception is that the VSL expresses the value for which […]

Rewardable pharmaceutical innovation

from Econsalut at https://bit.ly/3HftiUX on January 31, 2022 at 08:00AM A Review of Current Approaches to Defining and Valuing Innovation in Health Technology Assessment Key messages,  Although, formerly, denoting a new drug as innovative was based on the drug having received patent protection or being a new molecular entity, this criterion is no longer sufficient […]

Despite Push to Reward Physicians for Quality and Value, Most Health Systems Base Pay on Volume

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3GbO4TK on January 29, 2022 at 03:55AM For Release FridayJanuary 28, 2022 Despite efforts by insurance companies and other payers to move toward compensating physicians based on the quality and value of care they provide, most physicians employed in group practices owned by health systems are […]