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Human capital theory predicts that life expectancy will impact human capital attainment. We estimate this relationship using variation in life expectancy driven by Huntington disease, an inherited neurological disorder. We compare investments for individuals who have ex-ante identical risks of HD but differ in disease realization. Individuals with the HD(More)
  • R Dorsey
  • 1983
Economic considerations are increasingly affecting treatment strategies, particularly in illnesses such as schizophrenia, which have high degrees of morbidity and chronicity. Restrictions on the availability of public-sector hospitalization have produced increased pressure for shorter stays and more reliance on outpatient treatment. In turn, financial(More)
  • R Dorsey
  • 1978
The relationship between medicine and society is currently undergoing substantial change. While the Food and Drug Administration has no legal authority over the practicing physician, its decisions already influence medical practice. The Drug Regulation Reform Act of 1978, if passed in its present form, would grant FDA broad new powers over patient care and(More)
The authors propose that active physician participation in current review methodologies, including PSRO, can lessen the potential for such problems as the development of unrealistic standards, emphasis on review and record keeping as ends rather than means, and ineffectuality of the systems themselves. Potential advantages of PSRO are seen in areas of(More)
The safety and effectiveness of tetrabenazine in different sub-populations of Huntington disease (HD) is not known. In this study, we evaluated the safety of tetrabenazine in individuals on an antidepressant and its effectiveness in advanced HD. Tetrabenazine was not associated with an increased incidence of depressed mood among those taking antidepressants(More)
We report on a pilot study for signal processing based detection and analysis of motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. In contrast with prior studies using prototype body-worn sensors, that are typically obtrusive, we use light-weight, low-power sensors that can be affixed to the body like adhesive temporary tattoos, allowing(More)
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