I’m beginning to think Jeremy Hunt doesn’t actually care what the evidence says on the weekend effect. Last week, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking criticized Hunt for ‘cherry picking’ evidence with regard to the ‘weekend effect’:… Read More »Hawking is right, Jeremy Hunt does egregiously cherry pick the evidence
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Richard Horton dislikes the economics discipline. That should not come as a shock to anyone. But worse still, this animus appears to arise from a misunderstanding of what economists actually do. Not so long ago,… Read More »“Economists are the gods of global health.” Richard Horton at it again!
Occasionally we get emails from people who would like to cite our blog posts. Usually, these requests are framed as ‘is this going to be published in a journal?’. It’s no surprise that people are… Read More »How to cite The Academic Health Economists’ Blog
Editorial policies between the top medical journals differ. Some take a ‘crusading’ view and campaign on contemporary health issues. The BMJ falls into this camp, although this has sometimes led them to take political positions… Read More »What’s going on at the New England Journal of Medicine?