Here are some questions to get your weekend reading started. Can Yelp predict hospital mortality? Can AI solve a radiologist shortage in the UK? How do we get the LA/Long Beach port back up and running? Why is CMS in Baltimore rather than DC? What to do when you’re down to your last diaper?
A taste of their own medicine? Impact of COVID-19 on mental health. COVID-19 vaccines work for veterans. No mandate but make the unvaccinated pay their own way? Patient-focused drug development.
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics goes to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens due to their work on “natural experiments” and how this econometric technique can inform important research questions in labor economics. From the Nobel Prize press release: Using natural experiments, David Card has analysed the labour market effects of minimum wages, immigration and…
Favorite paper. Covered California’s out-of-pocket drug max Google moves to first price auction. FDA on RWD for regulatory decision-making. NBA and health care fraud.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.” Here is a summary of Professor Julius’ contribution from the BBC: Prof David Julius’s breakthrough, at the University of California, San Francisco, came from investigating the burning pain…
Value of nurse practitioners for inpatient care. DTx and outcomes-based contracting. Is there a limit on human survival? Back to normal in Madrid? (en español) “Not statistically significant” is not the same as zero and “When Should Clinicians Act on Non–Statistically Significant Results From Clinical Trials?”
Did COVID-19 affect quality of life valuations? Medication adherence measurement: claims vs. pharmacy fill data. “Patients’ free choice of physicians is not always good” Digital Health funding stats. Academic research on digital health. Impact of hospice care on family costs. Impact of VBID for patients with diabetes. “Being sick is a full-time job”
An exciting addition to the FTI team. Below is the press release: Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that former Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz has been named a Senior Advisor within its Strategic Communications segment. A nationally recognized leader in healthcare policy, Congresswoman Schwartz will advise clients on…
Federal government worker vaccine mandate. Hospitals vs. nurses on vaccine mandates. AMA response to Medicare physician fee schedule revisions. Boston, SF, San Diego. The end of nursing homes in Canada?
Biden drug price reform plan. PhRMA response. Vax or tax mandate: CEO response. Cost differences for infused drugs. COVID-19: Should you attend a football game? The beer police.