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Malpractice risk according to physician specialty.
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
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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 sedentaryExpand
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Welfare-Enhancing Technological Change and the Growth of Obesity.
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 changingExpand
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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
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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
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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 theseExpand
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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, ifExpand
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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 femaleExpand
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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 forExpand
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Economic burden of community-based disease-associated malnutrition in the United States.
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 measuredExpand
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