In The New York Times' The Upshot, Emily Oster co-writes about the 2014 episode that left 159 Disneyland visitors with the measles, and the policy change that followed in California that triggered a jump in vaccination rates across the state.
Research by Emily Oster is cited about the infant mortality rate in the United States. "In the paper, published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 'we find that 45% of regional differences can be attributed to differences in birth weight, with lower birth weights in states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, especially relative to the Northeast.'"
Professor Eric Patashnik in Vox, "Eventually, the war over Obamacare will end. When it does, there may be an opening to have a sensible conversation about ensuring that patients receive treatments grounded in sound science."
A 2016 report by the Costs of War Project is cited in an article about finding for the National Institutes of Health. "During the post-9/11 era, this country has spent $4.8 trillion on national security related to the war on terrorism, according to a Brown University analysis."
Eric Patashnik in Health Affairs, "Medical societies have a responsibility to educate doctors not only about the financial costs of unnecessary treatments but also about how their own practice styles can lower the quality of care patients receive."
In a new systematic review, Faculty Fellow and Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, Adam Levine, joins colleagues to offer insight on 31 research studies that explore nutritional interventions for children during humanitarian emergencies.
A book review of "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine" that draws on public opinion surveys, physician surveys, case studies, and political science models to explain how political incentives, polarization, and the misuse of professional authority have undermined efforts to tackle the medical evidence problem and curb wasteful spending.
Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine, co-written by Public Policy program director Eric Patashnik, describes the U.S. medical system, the most advanced in the world, and its insufficient evaluation process of treatments that often become widespread.
Across cultures, women are bombarded with different messages about what's ok to eat during pregnancy. Emily Oster, professor of economics and author of "Expecting Better," said she didn't find any evidence that would suggest drinking alcohol would harm a fetus.
Margaret Weir, professor of political science and international and public affairs, wrote an opinion piece about health care jobs and related facilities disappearing in rural areas if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.