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Katherine Milkman, Knowledge@Wharton, 'Fresh Start' Effect

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The "fresh start effect" behavioral study co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Katherine Milkman is the subject of an extensive advance Knowledge@Wharton article. The study, slated for
publication in the journal, Management Science, found that "fresh starts" on specific event dates -- like a birthday, an anniversary or the beginning of…
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Peter Reese, Huffington Post, Supply of Pediatric Transplant Kidneys

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A new study of the geographic variation in the availability of transplant kidneys for children led by LDI Senior Fellow Peter Reese is the subject of an article in
the Huffington Post.

The work, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found "substantial and very concerning…

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Flaura Winston, Philadelphia Inquirer, ADHD Teens & Driving

  • Monday, 13 January 2014

In a Philadelphia Inquirer article, LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston notes that driving-age teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have up to four times higher risk for auto crashes than teenagers who don't have the condition. Winston, who has been conducting extensive studies on teenage driving behavior, advises parents…

Tags: ADHD
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Dennis Culhane, PhD, Homeless Veterans Program

  • Monday, 13 January 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Dennis Culhane's role in a VA-supported think tank focused on the homeless veteran issue is the subject of a Philadelphia Inquirer article.

Culhane, PhD and authority on the overall issue of homelessness, is a Professor of Social Work at Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice; Professor…
Tags: veterans
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Brendan Carr and Charles Branas, US News & World Report, 'Scoop and Run' Study

  • Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A new study co-authored by LDI Seniors Fellow Brendan Carr and Charles Branas of the "scoop and run" method of transporting gunshot and stabbing victims to the emergency room is the subject of an article in US News & World Report. "Scoop and run" refers to the idea that street victims…

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Catherine Maclean, Radio Health Journal, Obesity and Military Recruitment

  • Monday, 6 January 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Catherine Maclean's 2011 study of obesity's impact on U.S. military recruiting published in Health Economics, is the subject of a two-part show on Radio Health Journal, a syndicated U.S. radio news service.

In her interview, Maclean pointed out that in 1959, 5.5% of age-eligible men (17-24…

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Kevin Volpp, CNBC, 'Smart' Pill Bottles

  • Monday, 6 January 2014

LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) Director and LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp is the subject of a CNBC video report highlighting U.S. cities with the most innovative improvements in health, lifestyle and work environments. Part of the network's "Innovation Cities" series, the report focuses on CHIBE's research…

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Kevin Volpp, Katherine Milkman, New York Times, Resolutions

  • Monday, 6 January 2014

In a New York Times "Gray Matter" commentary, LDI Senior Fellows Kevin Volpp and Katherine Milkman provide behavioral economics-based insights into how consumers can better keep their New Year's resolutions.

Simultaneously, the two authors also demonstrate how to effectively use a high-level mass media publication to disseminate new scientific insights.…

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Lee Fleisher, JAMA, Preop Consultation Costs

  • Thursday, 2 January 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Lee Fleisher's JAMA Internal Medicine commentary about unnecessary preoperative consultations related to eye surgeries is the subject of a Reuters news article. Fleisher's JAMA piece is paired with a report on a new study detailing a rise in costs associated with discretionary consultations prior to cataract surgery. …

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Mitesh Patel, Claims Journal, Med Students and Economics

  • Thursday, 2 January 2014

Despite a consensus among the nation's policymakers and educators that medical residents need to be made more aware of the costs of care, less than 15% of internal medicine residency programs have actually implemented such a curriculum. That's according to a new study led by LDI Fellow Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA,…

Tags: eco, education
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Sean Nicholson: Relative Price, Payer Mix, and Regional Variations in Medical Care

  • Thursday, 2 January 2014
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LDI Presentation: Dec. 13, 2013 | 2:12 Video Excerpt Above

Sean Nicholson, PhD, Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

Title: Relative Price, Payer Mix, and Regional Variations in Medical Care

According to a study still underway, Cornell's Sean Nicholson estimates that one seventh of the…

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LDI Speakers 2011-14: Video Excerpts & Synopses

  • Monday, 30 December 2013
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Maryland Health Department

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Secretary of Health

04.18.2014Maryland's Model for Hospital Payment Reform

Washington and Lee University

Timothy Jost, JD, Professor of Law

04.04.2014The Affordable Care Act: Success, Failure, or Far Too Early to Tell?

Group Health Cooperative

Scott Armstrong, MD, President and CEO

04.02.2014Translating the…

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Chileshe Nkonde-Price, WHYY Newsworks, Hair Salon Study

  • Wednesday, 11 December 2013

 LDI Senior Fellow Chileshe Nkonde-Price's study of the health behaviors of African American women who patronize Philadelphia hair salons is the subject of a program on WHYY Radio's "Pulse" program as well as an extensive article in WHYY's Newsworks website.

Nkonde-Price, MD, MRCP, a cardiologist and  US Department of Veterans…
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David Grande, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA's Medicaid Waivers

  • Tuesday, 10 December 2013

LDI Senior Fellow David Grande is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the controversial Medicaid waivers requested of the federal government by the Governor of Pennsylvania. In his proposal for a market version of Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett would make Pennsylvania the only state in the union charge premiums for…

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Flaura Winston, CBS TV, Teenage Crash Research

  • Monday, 9 December 2013

A research project headed by LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston that uses an automobile simulator to study the most serious errors made by newly-licensed teenage drivers is the subject of a CBS TV report.

Winston, MD, PhD, is the Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at…

Tags: Pediatrics
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Pairing Difficult Health Goals With Guilty Pleasures

  • Wednesday, 4 December 2013

In this 3-minute, 40-second video, Katherine Milkman, PhD, of The Wharton School explains the "temptation bundling" concept of behavioral modification.

By Hoag Levins

LDI Senior Fellow Katherine Milkman's novel study exploring the use of guilty pleasures to drive health behavioral changes is gaining traction in the popular press as evidenced by…

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Robert Field, Radio Times, Healthcare.gov

  • Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Two months after the rocky rollout of the federal Healthcare.gov website began, LDI Senior Fellow Robert Field appeared on NPR's Radio Times show to discuss the project's latest progress. "The front end of healthcare.gov is vastly improved but the problem now is the back end," Field said, alluding to that portion…

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Ezekiel Emanuel, NBC Meet the Press, Healthcare.gov

  • Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Real progress has been made in repairing the problems plaguing the federal government's healthcare.gov health insurance exchange website, LDI Senior Fellow Ezekiel Emanuel argued in an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press show. Emanuel, a former health advisor to the White House and one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act,…
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Jason Karlawish, New York Times, New Statin Guidelines

  • Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Writing in the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, LDI Senior Fellow Jason Karlawish takes the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to task for their new, algorithm-driven cholesterol guidelines. He writes "This is a revolutionary shift. Once upon a time, medicine was a discipline based on…

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Jason Karlawish, Scientific American, Alzheimer's Scans

  • Tuesday, 3 December 2013

LDI Senior Fellow and member of the Alzheimer's Association and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging task force Jason Karlawish is featured in a Scientific American article about that group's recommendation to limit amyloid scans. Amyloid plaques are corrupted protein structures that accumulate in the brain and are, in…

Tags: alzheimers
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