Friday Links

Calorie labeling: supply-side effects. Top fiscal policy charts of 2021. Lottery-based COVID-19 vaccination incentives don’t work. Will this trend persist long-term? Who should be vaccinated first? Mental health and same-sex marriage legislation. Panacea and Hygeia. US-Europe chronic condition gap narrowing. COVID-19 and older worker’s employment rates.

Value of Time Savings for Patients and Healthcare Providers of Breast Cancer Therapy

That is the title of my recent paper in Advances in Therapy along with co-authors Christian Jackisch, Federico Manevy, Suzanne Frank, and Nicki Roberts. This is a case study of the fixed-dose combination therapy of pertuzumab and trastuzumab as a subcutaneous injection compared to previous treatments which were administered via infusion. The abstract is below.…

Nurse employment and wage trends

Recent news articles have spilled much ink about the current nurse shortage. According to Pew, due to nursing shortages “Hospitals nationwide are canceling nonemergency surgeries, struggling to quickly find beds for patients and failing to meet the minimum nurse-patient ratios experts recommend.” Nursing wages are rising as well. The Baltimore Sun reports that the University…