To what extent does a population’s access to healthcare determine its health? I have heard the claim that “as little as 10% of a population’s health is linked to access to healthcare”, or some variant… Read More »How important is healthcare for population health?
Every Monday our authors provide a round-up of some of the most recently published peer reviewed articles from the field. We don’t cover everything, or even what’s most important – just a few papers that… Read More »Paul Mitchell’s journal round-up for 17th April 2017
Personalised medicine appears to be an inevitable future of health care, and economists aren’t ready for it. It has various monikers and related concepts including precision medicine, stratified medicine, pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics and predictive medicine. But, whatever you… Read More »Economics of personalised medicine: an introduction
There have been a good number of articles to document the phenomenon of a counter-cyclical relationship between unemployment and health. As unemployment rises, deaths from a number of causes have been found to decline. These… Read More »Is this recession good for your health?