The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 29

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

Treatment-Specific Payment Approaches: The Case Of Macular Degeneration

Treatment for neovascular or wet age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is an area where a change in Medicare Part B payment specific to this procedure has far more potential for substantial reductions in spending. (more…)

A Little Push Can Make a Big Difference: Temporary Savings Promotions Help the Poor Earn More in the Long Run

Can short-term incentives to save help microentrepreneurs lift themselves out of poverty? Results from a randomized controlled trial in Kenya say yes. (more…)

Repealing the Individual Mandate would do Substantial Harm

Advocates of repealing the mandate claim that its repeal would do no harm. However, this argument suffers from two serious flaws. (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 28

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Profits And Research And Development

Paul Ginsburg and Richard Frank question the premise that more innovation is always a good thing.  (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 27

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.

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How Health Care Providers Can Help End the Overprescription of Opioids

Battling the opioid epidemic requires flexible, carefully designed, and rapidly evaluated policies.  (more…)

The Science of Giving: Using Behavioral Research to Understand and Expand Charitable Donations

This blogpost discusses the results presented and questions raised at this year’s Science of Philanthropy Innovations (SPI) Conference at the University of Chicago.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 26

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.

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