Prescription Drug Advertising and Drug Utilization: The Role of Medicare Part D
This paper examines how direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) for prescription drugs influences utilization by exploiting a large and plausibly exogenous shock to DTCA driven by the introduction of Medicare Part D.
Testimony on Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Erin Trish spoke at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation on February 16, 2023 about the complex and influential role that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) play in the pharmaceutical distribution system.
Substantial Growth in Medicare Advantage and Implications for Reform
Between 2006 and 2022, traditional Medicare enrollment declined by 3% while adjusted Medicare Advantage enrollment increased by 337%.
Age Differences in Psychological Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: March 2020 – June 2021
Younger adults consistently reported more psychological distress than older adults, though age differences did decrease over time.
The Role of Confidence and Knowledge in Intentions to (Not) Seek Care for Hypertension: Evidence From a National Survey
Hypertension is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, patients may lack confidence in their understanding of what constitutes normal/healthy blood pressure, potentially affecting intentions to seek necessary care.
Quantification of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Binding Antibody Levels To Assess Infection and Vaccine-Induced Immunity Using WHO Standards
With hybrid immunity being now common, it is critical to use protocols adapted to high antibody levels to standardize serological results.
Ground Ambulance Billing and Prices Differ by Ownership Structure
28% of commercially insured emergency ground ambulance transports during the period 2014–17 resulted in a potential surprise bill
COVID-19 Hospitalization and Mortality in Community-Dwelling Racially and Ethnically Diverse Persons Living with Dementia
Community-dwelling persons living with dementia (PLWD) are vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, severity, and mortality due to the high prevalence of comorbidities, reliance on caregivers, and potential inability to employ risk reduction measures, among other factors.Categorized in Research
Macroeconomic Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
We estimate the economic impacts of COVID-19 in the U.S. using a disaster economic consequence analysis framework implemented by a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model.Categorized in Research
A Randomized Trial of Letters to Encourage Prescription Monitoring Program Use and Safe Opioid Prescribing
To facilitate safer prescribing of opioids and other drugs, nearly all states operate prescription monitoring programs, which collect and share data on controlled substance dispensing.