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Reducing calluses in academic health economists

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  • Chris Sampson

    Founder of the Academic Health Economists' Blog. Senior Principal Economist at the Office of Health Economics. ORCID: 0000-0001-9470-2369

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13 years ago

Is there an ICER for this callus prevention strategy?

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Chris Sampson
Reply to  hirnic
13 years ago


with 1509 views since starting 16 days ago, that’s 94 views a day. Assuming this continues for the next 12 months that will be 34,310 views, each pressing 27 fewer buttons to get here. The domain name cost $17.00 for a year, so with 926,370 fewer buttons pressed that’s a cost of just 0.002 cents per button-press saved.

At an average typing speed of 165 characters per minute I’ve saved almost 4 full days of academic health economists’ time. If the average health economist earns $40,000/year then that’s a saving of about $154.

So, an overall saving of $137. Unfortunately no quality of life data was available.

… I have too much time on my hands.

Reply to  Chris Sampson
13 years ago

There must be a paper in this somewhere….

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