Unintended effects of soda taxes

from Healthcare Economist at https://bit.ly/3AUn2Ba on August 30, 2022 at 01:40AM Soda taxes seem like a sensible tax. Most studies show that soda is not healthy and taxing something that leads to negative health benefits seems like a reasonable policy. A key question, however, is whether soda taxes–more formally known as taxes on sugar sweetened […]

The physio will see you now. Why health workers need to broaden their roles to fix the workforce crisis

from The Conversation – health economics at https://bit.ly/3e3LdEg on August 28, 2022 at 09:33PM Andrik Langfield/Unsplash This article is part of The Conversation’s series looking at Labor’s jobs summit. Read the other articles in the series here. The greatest workforce challenge Australia faces is in health, an issue that will likely be with us for […]

Matching in Dynamic Imbalanced Markets, by Ashlagi, Nikzad, and Strack

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/3ASVUSX on August 28, 2022 at 11:30AM  Greedy is good in thick kidney exchange pools. Matching in Dynamic Imbalanced Markets,  by Itai Ashlagi, Afshin Nikzad, Philipp Strack Aug 2022 (Early Access) | REVIEW OF ECONOMIC STUDIES  (ungated on arxiv, here.) Abstract: We study dynamic matching in exchange markets with easy- and hard-to-match agents. […]

Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Bed Capacity, Need, and Shortage Estimates in California

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3clBHMa on August 26, 2022 at 01:45PM Psychiatric and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment beds are essential infrastructure for meeting the needs of individuals with behavioral health conditions. However, not all psychiatric and SUD beds are alike: They represent infrastructure within different types of facilities. For […]

Association of health care utilization and costs with patient-reported outcomes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

from Healthcare Economist at https://bit.ly/3CDdL1w on August 26, 2022 at 12:51PM That is the title of paper recently published in JMCP along with co-authors Alexis Ogdie, Mark Hwang, Phani Veeranki, Alexandria Portelli, Steven Sison, Sofia Pedro, Steven Hass, Peter Hur, Nina Kim, Esther Yi, and Kaleb Michaud. The paper abstract is below. BACKGROUND: Interventions for ankylosing […]