Capability measures to value health interventions for kids

Traditional cost-effectiveness measures measures treatment value based on how it affects your health. Health is often decomposed into longevity (i.e., survival) and quality of life while alive. However, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen argued that improvements in one’s life should be based on capabilities (a.k.a. opportunities, freedoms, advantages) to perform desired tasks rather than more abstract…

Biosimilar use in France

Like generic drugs for small molecules, biosimilars offer the hope for reducing drug prices after biologic therapies lose their patent protections. But how big an impact do biosimilars have and how comfortable are physicians with using these substitute products? A paper by Robinson and Jarrion (2021) use data from France as a case study to…