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2 08, 2019

Paper of the Week 2nd August: Lessons on paying for value from the US health policy laboratory

2019-08-02T06:20:37+00:00

This week's blog is brought to you by Dr Tim Wilson, 3V Managing Director. Full reference: Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment Song, Z., Ji, Y., Safran, D. G., & Chernew, M. E. (2019). Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment. New England Journal of Medicine, 381(3), 252–263. Web Link to Paper Authors conclusion: During the first 8 years after its introduction the Alternative Quality Contract of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts, a population-based payment model, was associated with slower growth in medical spending on claims, resulting in savings that over time began to exceed incentive payments. Unadjusted measures of quality under this model were higher than [...]

Paper of the Week 2nd August: Lessons on paying for value from the US health policy laboratory2019-08-02T06:20:37+00:00
26 07, 2019

Paper of the Week: 26th July – Clinicians belief drives variation

2019-07-26T13:02:01+00:00

This week's paper is brought to you by: Dr Tim Wilson, Managing Director Full reference and title from the journal: Cutler, David, Jonathan S. Skinner, Ariel Dora Stern, and David Wennberg. 2019. "Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 11 (1): 192-221. WEB LINK TO PAPER Authors conclusion There is considerable controversy about the causes of regional variations in health care expenditures. Using vignettes from patient and physician surveys linked to fee-for-service Medicare expenditures, this study asks whether patient demand-side factors or physician supply-side factors explain these variations. The results indicate that patient demand is relatively unimportant in explaining variations. Physician organizational factors matter, but the most [...]

Paper of the Week: 26th July – Clinicians belief drives variation2019-07-26T13:02:01+00:00
17 12, 2018

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks

2018-12-17T10:07:29+00:00

Reference: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks. Hoyt, Langwig, White, Kaarakka, Redell, Kurta, DePue, Scullon, Parise, Foster, Frick, Kilpatrick This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Dr Anant Jani, 3V Executive Director. Bottom line (chosen from the paper) We have shown that cryptic connections among groups and species have a key role in transmission dynamics and explain why transmission is far more intense in some species than others. Cryptic connections not only link social groups within species but also create bridges among species, resulting in highly connected communities Implications for value improvement  This very interesting paper looks at transmission of pathogens within and between different species of bats.  Hoyt et al.’s findings [...]

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks2018-12-17T10:07:29+00:00