Learning-by-doing in cancer surgery

Physician quality is often regarded by researhers as an immutable trait. There are high-quality physicians and low-quality physicians. In most areas where technical skill is required, however, practice makes perfect. A key question is, does ‘practice-makes-perfect’ (aka learning-by-doing) occur for physicians as well? A key challenge when doing this research is knowing the direction of…

Weekend Links

Can digital health apps save the NHS millions? Allow more opioids? Why are subway construction costs so high in the U.S? R is the future. Are ACA plans getting too expensive: …in almost all of Nebraska, a 60-year-old with a $50,000 income would pay between 30 percent and 50 percent of that income in premiums…

What Do Value Assessments Miss?

To find out the answer to this question, check out a live webinar on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:30pm EDT led by Dr. Anupam Jena, MD, PhD. Dr. Jena is a Harvard Professor and Precision Health Economics Scientific Advisor. In this unique one-hour webinar, Dr. Jena will outline a broader framework for assessing value to improve identification of not…

How does the CEA plan to improve health insurance markets

According to a February 2019 report, the Council of Economic Advisors proposes to improve health insurance markets through three key policies: Eliminate the individual mandate Permitting more small businesses to form Association Health Plans Expanding short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans The report claims that these changes will generate $450 billion in social surplus over the…