Take a look at these two graphs. The first gives the number of new COVID-19 cases from John Hopkins University. It is a scary graph. The second graph is the number of COVID deaths from IHME. Not nearly as bad. CDC reported death numbers are similar. In fact, the number of deaths in recent weeks…
Why payers support prior authorizations. Russia health care fact of the day. Doug Glanville, comma. “Schizophrenia is not a casserole illness.” Mortality vs. new cases.
Antibiotic resistance is a problem. One study from Europe found that in 2015 there were 33,110 deaths attributable to antibiotic resistance; accounting for morbidity as well, antibiotic resistance lead to a a decrease of 874,541 disability-adjusted life years. CDC data show that antibiotic resistant bacteria and fungi caused 35,900 deaths in 2019, 12,800 deaths due…
Modelling COVID-19 dynamics. The cost of medication non-adherence. Hydroxychloroquine is out; dexamethasone is in. CMS and value-based pricing. PhRMA: After 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, where are we now?
There has been much hype about how artificial intelligence (AI) can revolutionize health care. Has it been able to do so? According to a The Economist‘s Technology Quarterly on AI and its limits, the answer is not as much as we had hoped. First, the hype: PWC…predicts that artificial intelligence will add $16trn to the…
Hospitals losing $50 billion per month? Coronavirus vaccine tracker. Staffing up for the surge. Does SexEd work? A capabilities approach to health status assessment. The end of specialty drugs. When “blood money” is a good thing.
What is the true unemployment rate? Why are the police in charge of road safety? The problem with free college. CURE-ID for COVID-19. Volver es ganar.
Drug overdoses rise. Medicaid episode-based payments. Patient preferences for lung cancer treatments. COVID-19 at the border. NBA is coming back!
A moving BBC video on how doctors deal with death and how this has changed due to COVID-19.
COVID US death projections >200,000 by fall Half of Americans delay medical care due to pandemic. COVID impact on Workers Comp Membranes. Sports slowly returning.