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.
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opinion piece about health care jobs and related facilities disappearing in rural areas if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Faculty Fellow and Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, Adam Levine, joined KBIA 91.3's On Point to discuss Liberia's recovery from the Ebola epidemic and the research being done to prevent the next outbreak.
Rob Blair, Assistant Professor of Political Science, discusses his new study on the distrust Liberian citizens felt toward their government institutions during government-mandated Ebola control interventions in 2014-15.
The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, which aims to improve humanitarian efforts by grounding them in a solid foundation of academic research, has launched at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs this year.