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Senior Policy Researcher Dr. Chapin White Exit Disclaimer met with the Health Economics working group to discuss his research into "Designing Health Plan Networks to Steer Patients to Higher-value Providers." A summary of his remarks can be found here.

 

Study results from Health Economics-funded researcher Jody Sindelar suggest that for low-income individuals, a greater emphasis on the financial costs of smoking could be more effective to motivate quitting than health-related messages. Read the article summary...

 

Noted economist Martin F. Gaynor Exit Disclaimer met with the Health Economics Working Group to discuss his thoughts about the current state of health care markets and areas for future research.  A summary of his remarks can be found here.

 

The Health Economics Working Group partnered with the editors of the Forum for Health Economics & Policy to publish a special issue on the economics of personalized health care and prevention. The issue features an introduction by Working Group members Gregory Bloss (NIAAA) and John G. Haaga (NIA) and revised versions of the commissioned papers from five teleconference participants: Anirban Basu, Dana Goldman, Donald Kenkel, David Meltzer, and Kathryn Phillips.

The special issue can be accessed at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/fhep.2013.16.issue-2/issue-files/fhep.2013.16.issue-2.xml Exit Disclaimer

 

In 2012 the Health Economics Working Group held teleconferences with invited experts to discuss the state of the science concerning the determinants and consequences of personalized health care and to discuss medical technologies.

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Health Economics Program Makes First AwardsCommon Fund’s Health Economics Program Makes First Awards
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Common Fund Supports Meeting on Health EconomicsCommon Fund Supports Meeting on Health Economics: NIH Research Priorities for Health Care Reform
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