The good news is that LDI Senior Fellow Jonathan Kolstad has won the prestigious Arrow Award for the Best Paper in Health Economics for his study entitled, Information and Quality When Motivation is Intrinsic: Evidence from Surgeon Report Cards.
In a new NBER working paper, LDI Senior Fellows Mark Duggan, Amanda Starc and Boris Vabson ask the question, “Who Benefits when the Government Pays More? Pass-Through in the Medicare Advantage Program.” Their answer is unequivocal: mostly insurers (in the form of higher profits), not consumers (in the form of better coverage). They set the stage:
(Cross-posted on The Field Clinic blog at philly.com)
Recently, the economist Uwe Reinhardt heralded the arrival of price transparency as a "disruptive innovation" in health care. Through modern electronic technology, Reinhardt predicts, open price competition may unleash the powers of the raw market to contain costs and improve quality.
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative process between community-based organizations and academic investigators. It has the potential to make research more responsive to existing needs and to enhance a community’s ability to address important health issues.
This Issue Brief examines how COI policies affect the prescribing patterns of antidepressants, one of the most heavily promoted drug classes in the past decade. As such, it provides the first empirical evidence of the effects of COI policies in residency on the subsequent prescribing patterns of practicing physicians.
This Issue Brief summarizes a CER study comparing these drugs head-to-head, and provides the most definitive evidence to date about the safety and effectiveness of the two alternatives.
This Issue Brief summarizes a large study that evaluates the risk for upper respiratory and urinary tract infections among adolescents and young adults treated with antibiotics for acne.