Health Care Economics
An examination of health care and health care economics. Economists have lots to say on things such as how to shorten waiting lines and how to improve access to health care for people of all income levels.
Using Economics to Get Into Shape - Doubling Down
The Economic Cost of a Flu Pandemic
A reader asks a question about the baby boom generation: "What's going to happen to the economy when all the baby boomers retire and get old?"
An essay by Amichai D. Kilchevsky which considers the issue of universal access to health care.
Surgery is among the most risky of medical procedures. Due to the high risks of surgery, it is important to search for ways to make surgery safer-after all, the purpose of surgery is often to save lives. One reform that is gaining widespread support is the referral of surgery patients from low volume hospitals (LVHs) to high volume hospitals (HVHs). An essay by Jonathan Lhost.
"An Analysis on Waxman-Hatch Act: The Effect of Generic Entry on Pharmaceutical Prices" is an essay by Tracy Chou which examines the impact of generic drugs on pharmaceutical prices.