Academic Health Economist’s Blog: Journal Round Up

I hosted this week’s Academic Health Economist (AHE) blog journal round-up. Below is one of the papers reviewed, but do check-out the full article here. Price effects of a hospital merger: heterogeneity across health insurers, hospital products, and hospital locations. Health Economics [PubMed] [RePEc] Published 1st July 2019Most economics literature indicates that hospital mergers typically result…

Academic Health Economists’ Blog Journal Round-Up

Today I put together the journal round-up for the Academic Health Economists’ blog, one of my favorite reads. I review three papers: Understanding price growth in the market for targeted oncology therapies. American Journal of Managed Care [PubMed] Published 14th June 2019 Do cancer treatments have option value? Real‐world evidence from metastatic melanoma. Health Economics [PubMed]…

November Health Wonk Review

Lisa Lines of The Medical Care Blog hosts this month’s edition of the Health Wonk Review.  Lisa blogs from San Diego as she is attending the American Public Health Association annual meeting.  The HWR edition talks about HRRP, income eligibility for the health insurance exchanges, pharmacists as providers, Medicaid expansion and many other topics. Check…

HWR + Links

Peggy Salvatore has posted Health Wonk Review July 2018: Summer’s Coming Around Again at Health System Ed Blog.  Check it out. Plus, here are some links of my own to add as we head into the weekend: Is this what government drug price negotiation looks like under Trump? Do health insurance subsidies improve health? Breast is best? How does…

Midsummer Night’s Health Wonk Review

Hank Stern has posted A Midsummer Night’s Health Wonk Review at InsureBlog.   The HWR reviews the latest and greats posts from the health wonk-o-sphere.  In this edition, you can learn about Association Health Plans, the pros and cons of a number of mega-mergers in the health sector, and the effect of GOP plans to end Obamacare, among others.…

Friday Links

NICE, NHS and cancer drug reimbursement in the UK. Why Medicare Advantage succeeds where Marketplace fails Do 40% of UK docs want to leave the profession? Unintended consequences of abuse-deterrent opioids. “Use a smart toothbrush and get dental insurance at a discount!”