Long term care spending around the world

A great paper by Gruber et al. 2023 looks at the evolution of long-term care for ten countries: Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain and the United States. Long-term care is divided into three categories: institutional care, formal home care, and informal care. For the 10 countries examined, the paper finds…

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VR surgery for PPE. SNAP, food insecurity and medication adherence. Hospital racial composition and VBP. Drinking and jobs (part 1, part 2) Geographies with ultra-low fertility.

Biosimilars Role in Improving Patient Access

Today I was on Mark Hansan and Scott Howell’s podcast Prescription for Better Access Podcast on the topic “Biosimilars Role in Improving Patient Access“. The full episode with description is below or you can download the audio-only podcast here. Biosimilars are entering the market at their fastest pace ever. In this episode, we interview a…

Does private health insurance reduce public hospital procedure wait times?

In countries that have universal health insurance, but limited patient out-of-pocket costs for public hospital services, non-urgent hospital treatment often has a waiting list in public hospitals. To address this issue, some countries (e.g., UK, Canada) use strategies such as setting maximum wait targets, monitoring provider performance, or adding public funding; other countries (e.g., Australia,…

Quotation of the Day

A great conversation is between two people who think the other is wrong. A bad conversation is between those who think something is wrong with you. Micah Goodman, as written in David Brooks’ book How to Know a Person

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More people want to expand ACA vs. repeal it. What is a person’s social cost of being corrected by AI? Guidance on the promise and pitfalls of using AI in healthcare. “….people systematically misremember their past policy preferences regarding how to best fight the Covid-19 pandemic” Consequentialists vs. deontologists: “…which moral principle prevails appears to…