Operation Searchlight: The American-supported Pakistani genocide you probably haven’t heard about

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3ILwB92 on May 29, 2023 at 10:04PM BY ANISH KOKA On March 25th, 1971, the Pakistani army launched Operation Searchlight, a military campaign to brutally suppress a Bengali nationalist movement. The roots of the genocide lie in the parting gift British rulers gave to the Indian subcontinent at the […]

Memorial Day news

from Healthcare Economist at https://bit.ly/43cK4iq on May 29, 2023 at 05:19PM As I do every year, I take today to highlight some health care news related to the military and our veterans. VA disability claims backlog grows. “The Department of Veterans Affairs anticipates that its claims backlog, defined as those older than 125 days, will […]

Further progress on course allocation, by Budish, Gao, Othman, Rubinstein and Zhang

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/3INruVP on May 29, 2023 at 01:12PM  Here are some new developments in the course allocation mechanism used initially in Wharton and now elsewhere.  It turns out that strategy-proofness in the (very) large doesn’t imply strategyproofness in samples of realistic size, but this seems to be fixable (and profitable manipulations were […]

How do (should?) economists study repugnance?

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/3IFSjLK on May 28, 2023 at 01:49PM  Here’s a recent paper by Peter Cserne that looks at different ways that economists study repugnance: Cserne, P. (2023). Economic analyses of repugnant market transactions: A modest typology. Journal of Institutional Economics, 1-14. doi:10.1017/S1744137423000139 "Abstract: Economic accounts of repugnance concern two broad questions: the rationalisation of […]

Moment difícils per al NHS

from Econsalut at https://bit.ly/45Cf25a on May 28, 2023 at 12:11PM  Fa temps el setmanari The Economist oferia anàlisis originals i propostes suggerents. També en l’àmbit de la política sanitària. Ara bé, no sé si seran els nous amos (els japonesos) o què passa exactament, que veig molta superficialitat i no es va al moll de […]

State Policies Requiring Education for Buprenorphine Prescribers Boosts Use of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3WCYLsz on May 26, 2023 at 06:31PM For Release FridayMay 26, 2023 States that want to increase access to buprenorphine, a lifesaving medication used to treat opioid use disorder, should consider efforts to enhance professional education and clinician knowledge, according to a new RAND Corporation study. […]

Weighing policy options for returning savings from site-neutral payment reforms to hospitals

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://bit.ly/3OYKTHt on May 26, 2023 at 03:42PM By Benedic Ippolito, Matthew Fiedler, Loren Adler Congress is currently considering policies that would expand site-neutral payment for ambulatory services in the Medicare program. These policies would reduce hospital revenues, while generating savings for Medicare beneficiaries and the federal government and removing […]