HWR + Links

Peggy Salvatore has posted Health Wonk Review July 2018: Summer’s Coming Around Again at Health System Ed Blog.  Check it out. Plus, here are some links of my own to add as we head into the weekend: Is this what government drug price negotiation looks like under Trump? Do health insurance subsidies improve health? Breast is best? How does…

Value Assessment 2.0

Value is a matter of perspective, and no patient is average. As stakeholders across healthcare struggle with and refine the process of determining value, differing perspectives will trigger fierce debate, with some arguing that cost-effectiveness analysis should never have a place in a value-based health system. But it would be a mistake to completely disregard…

Friday Links

Elasticity of health insurance with respect to premiums. Why are Americans having fewer babies? EHRs increase cost by $44k/physician. Hospitals and information blocking. “After instrumenting for admissions to owner‐managed NHs [nusring homes], quality among long‐stay residents at owner‐managed NHs is generally better than NHs with salaried managers”