ASHEcon Newsletter February 2023

from ASHEcon at https://bit.ly/3JjjFIE on January 26, 2023 at 07:30PM What did the 2022 ASHEcon Conference mean to 2022 Diversity Scholarship Recipients? By Jevay Grooms Diversity in thought, lived experiences, and perspectives enrich the Read More » The Ins and Outs of IHEA: A Q&A with John Cawley John Cawley is a Professor in the […]

What did the 2022 ASHEcon Conference mean to 2022 Diversity Scholarship Recipients?

from ASHEcon at https://bit.ly/3j0P8Vm on January 26, 2023 at 05:07PM By Jevay Grooms Diversity in thought, lived experiences, and perspectives enrich the dialogue around countless issues. Given the critical role of health and health policies in everyday life, the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) continues to make strides to increase diversity in the health […]

ASHEcon Session at AEAs/ASSAs

from ASHEcon at https://bit.ly/3DgR3ff on January 26, 2023 at 05:07PM By: Angélica Meinhofer, Weill Cornell Medicine Several members of the American Society of Health Economists participated in a session at the Allied Social Sciences Association’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 6th 2023. The session, entitled “Race and Ethnicity: Discrimination in Healthcare Markets, Disparate […]

An Interview with the Organizers of “Navigating Academic Careers in Global Health Economics: Ph.D. Student Mentoring Workshop”

from ASHEcon at https://bit.ly/3kN7FVj on January 26, 2023 at 05:07PM By Anne M. Burton Dr. Jessica Cohen Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health As an organization, ASHEcon focuses on health economics research in the United States, but there are many important lessons to be learned by […]

Blasphemy in Pakistan

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/3XYh3Uv on January 26, 2023 at 01:46PM  How to strengthen a ban that already allows the death penalty for repugnant speech?  The NYT has the story: Pakistan Strengthens Already Harsh Laws Against Blasphemy. Insulting Islam or its founder is already a capital offense, but now those who insult people connected to […]

Older Adults’ Behavioral Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3HB9f5X on January 26, 2023 at 01:34PM COVID-19’s effects go beyond physical health, including impacts to behavioral health such as documented increases in loneliness, depression, anxiety, and alcohol misuse. Research on other disaster and mass trauma events suggests that behavioral health impacts may persist for many […]

Optimizing Uptake of Long-Acting Injectable Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention for Men Who Have Sex with Men

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3XMjAle on January 26, 2023 at 01:34PM Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention tool. Long-acting injectable PrEP (LAI-PrEP) offers another opportunity to reduce HIV. However, how at-risk individuals will consider LAI-PrEP over other modes of administration is unclear. We conducted a discrete choice […]

Perceived Environmental Threats, Place Attachment, and Natural Resource Employment

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3HB99eB on January 26, 2023 at 01:34PM This study examines the factors predicting willingness to move, in the face of environmental threats, among residents of southeast Louisiana, a region prone to disasters and facing slower moving threats, such as coastal erosion and environmental pollution. Using household-level […]

Patterns in Geographic Distribution of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities in the US and Accepted Forms of Payment From 2010 to 2021

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3XxlZ2V on January 26, 2023 at 01:34PM Importance The drug overdose crisis is a continuing public health problem and is expected to grow substantially in older adults. Understanding the geographic accessibility to a substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility that accepts Medicare can inform efforts to […]

Cardiology update: Should mRNA vaccine myocarditis be a contraindication to future COVID-19 vaccinations ?

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3wByK0k on January 26, 2023 at 10:25AM BY ANISH KOKA Myopericarditis is a now a well reported complication associated with Sars-Cov-2 (COVID-19) vaccinations. This has been particularly common with the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines (BNT162b2 and mrna-1273), with a particular predilection for young males. Current guidance by the Australian government […]

Health insurance: Incentivizing overspending or fueling innovation?

from Healthcare Economist at https://bit.ly/406HtFm on January 26, 2023 at 04:20AM Based on a study by Frankovic and Kuhn (2022), the answer is both. However, the value of increased innovation–as measured through longevity gains–more than offset inefficiencies from overspending. Specifically, the authors use an overlapping generations model where individuals can purchase health insurance and medical […]

Gender Differences in Patients’ Experience of Care in the Emergency Department

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3JxbTuX on January 25, 2023 at 06:42PM The emergency department (ED) is a unique healthcare environment, bridging outpatient and inpatient care. Previous work has reported gender differences in diagnosis and treatment in ED settings. However, little is known about gender differences in patient experience in the […]

Healthcare IT Today Interview with Lucia Savage: What Sets Health Datapalooza Apart from the IT Crowd

from AcademyHealth Blog at https://bit.ly/3kyyH2G on January 25, 2023 at 05:32PM Healthcare IT Today Interview with Lucia Savage: What Sets Health Datapalooza Apart from the IT Crowd In a new episode of the Healthcare IT Today Interviews Podcast, John Lynn, Founder and Chief Editor at Healthcare IT Today speaks with Lucia Savage, his longtime Twitter […]

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of CAR T-Cell Therapies Vs Antibody Drug Conjugates for Patients with Advanced Multiple Myeloma

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3WASgVt on January 25, 2023 at 04:38PM Objectives Among advanced multiple myeloma (MM) patients, B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) specific targets like Belantamab Mafodotin (belamaf) and CAR T-cell therapies have been shown to improve clinical outcomes, but at significant costs. To compare the expected costs per quality-adjusted […]