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Malpractice risk according to physician specialty.
- A. Jena, S. Seabury, D. Lakdawalla, A. Chandra
- The New England journal of medicine
- 17 August 2011
BACKGROUND Data are lacking on the proportion of physicians who face malpractice claims in a year, the size of those claims, and the cumulative career malpractice risk according to specialty. … Expand
The growth of obesity and technological change.
This paper presents a dynamic theory of body weight and develops its implications. We argue that technological change has induced weight growth by making home- and market-production more sedentary… Expand
Welfare-Enhancing Technological Change and the Growth of Obesity.
- D. Lakdawalla, T. Philipson, J. Bhattacharya
- Economics, Medicine
- The American economic review
- 1 April 2005
There has been concern about the dramatic growth in obesity seen in developed countries. This paper advances the view that a neoclassical interpretation of weight growth that relies on changing… Expand
The health and cost consequences of obesity among the future elderly.
Obesity could have serious consequences for older cohorts. We used a microsimulation to estimate lifetime costs, life expectancy, disease, and disability for seventy-year-olds based on body mass.… Expand
The nonprofit sector and industry performance
Abstract Despite the importance of nonprofit industries in the economy, little analysis has been conducted as to whether the behavior of such industries differs from that of for-profit industries.… Expand
Consequences of health trends and medical innovation for the future elderly.
Recent innovations in biomedicine seem poised to revolutionize medical practice. At the same time, disease and disability are increasing among younger populations. This paper considers how these… Expand
HIV Breakthroughs and Risk Sexual Behavior
Recent breakthroughs in the treatment of HIV have coincided with an increase in infection rates and an eventual slowing of reductions in HIV mortality. These trends may be causally related, if… Expand
Labor Supply and Weight
We use panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to investigate on-the-job exercise and weight. For male workers, job-related exercise has causal effects on weight, but for female… Expand
Disability Forecasts and Future Medicare Costs
The traditional focus of disability research has been on the elderly, with good reason. Chronic disability is much more prevalent among the elderly, and it has a more direct impact on the demand for… Expand
Economic burden of community-based disease-associated malnutrition in the United States.
- J. Snider, M. Linthicum, +4 authors L. Matarese
- JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
- 23 September 2014
BACKGROUND The burden imposed by disease-associated malnutrition (DAM) on patients and the healthcare system in food-abundant industrialized countries is often underappreciated. This study measured… Expand