Health Utility Book (HUB) Can doctors talk teenagers out of risky drinking? Impact of physician disclosures on patient trust. Quadratic voting in practice. Why doctors don’t like email.
P4P fail. Alexa is HIPAA compliant. NHS gender pay gap increases. The importance of at-home caregivers. Is hospital quality unidimensional?
Hospitals jump into telehealth. The cost of dementia. Are certificate of need (CON) laws needed? Myth of FFS and overprovision? Opening Day content: Born a Brewer and ‘Not today’
Thoughts on IPI. Thoughts on suicide. Where is California workers’ comp headed? What’s next for FDA? Vitale: Just pay the players.
HHS has a policy paper titled “Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition“. In the paper, HHS describes four broad areas of reform. I describe each in term, some of the key policy recommendation under each of the four headings, and my thoughts on each reform. Here goes: Health care workforce and labor markets.…
Does more hospital competition help or hurt patient health? Is The Matrix real? Economists at Amazon. Apple Watch pulse warnings “fairly accurate” Medicare for all = impossible dream?
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…
FHIR. Measuring trust in physicians. Neighborhood effects on BMI. Dentists earn monopoly rents? Does having kids make you happy? “Sell it all.”
Seven CEOs from large pharmaceutical firms were brought before Congress today. And they got an earful from both Demogratic and Republican Congressmen. The executives were critique for selling too many opioids. They were critiqued for legal manuevers to extend brand name drugs’ patent life. But most of all, they were critiqued for high drug prices.…
Medication adherence and physician quality. Drug price iceberg. Trust, but verify. Fewer hospitals offering substance use disorder services. Build your own Medicare for all.