Academic Health Economist’s Blog: Journal Round Up

I hosted this week’s Academic Health Economist (AHE) blog journal round-up. Below is one of the papers reviewed, but do check-out the full article here. Price effects of a hospital merger: heterogeneity across health insurers, hospital products, and hospital locations. Health Economics [PubMed] [RePEc] Published 1st July 2019Most economics literature indicates that hospital mergers typically result…

End of week links

Incentivizing organ donation. Are value assessments ready for prime time? AAP: ‘Don’t microwave plastics’ Pharmacists and value-based care. Can Medicaid expansions prevent housing evictions? How does gentrification affect the health of low-income children?

Polio eradicated in Africa?

Some positive news as reported in The Economist: On August 21st Nigeria marked three years since its last documented case of wild polio. That means the country is set to be declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation-backed Global Polio Eradication Initiative. If that happens, probably next year, all of Africa will be officially free…