Faster drug access in the Netherlands (Drug Access Protocol) “Hospitals might annually exploit extra reimbursements of about 8%–10% from primary diagnosis manipulations” Comparison of costs and benefits of European country COVID-19 responses Health Affairs’ priorities for Biden. Fauci on Trump.
Pharmacy desserts. Why Israel leads in COVID vaccinations (speculative). Does temperature screening really work? A mRNA vaccine for multiple sclerosis? Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs.
Palau: A leader in health? The Great Bucatini Shortage of 2020. Bayesian fatigue. Illinois to cover undocumented seniors. Excess returns in Rx supply chain?
Haven was a high-profile effort whereby three industry titans–Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan–created a joint venture with the hope of lower costs and improving quality. Today, Haven announced it is shutting down in February. What happened? I don’t know the answer, but below are a few possibilities. Scale. Although these are three large companies,…
No more snow days in medicine. Hospitals overwhelmed. Drug lag. Racial bias and treatment algorithms. Number of COVID-19+ individuals that will show up at your event.
The Economist has an interesting article on how Japan has been able to largely contain COVID-19. Part of the success has been a strong public health initiatives around avoiding the san-mitsu, or the “3Cs”. The 3Cs to avoid are: Closed spaces, Crowded places, and Close-contact settings. The phrase was blasted across traditional and social media.…
That is the conclusion from Woolf et al. (2020) in JAMA this past week. The authors examine rates of COVID-19 mortality in the US between March and October 2020 and compare them with other leading causes of death from March to October 2018. We see that COVID-19 is currently the 3rd leading cause of death…
Am I disabled? EHR burden on physicians: US vs. rest of world. COVID-19 vs. religion. Toilet politics. Giannis on COVID-19. Bonus: Largest US metro areas across decades (for some reason I find this fascinating)
Smile when you get your vaccine. Financial toxicity and QoL among cancer patients. How does ICER use RWE. Challenges to buying more vaccines. Trump administration to void existing health regulations? Vaccine approved!
Impact of unemployment insurance on health. Digital Health trends in 2021. Making coal history. How a libertarian would allocate vaccines. LA County sets new infection record.