Monthly Archives: February 2012

Woodwork Effect Comes Out of the Woodwork

A familiar pillar of health economics debates, the woodwork effect, holds that mere availability of a new service can induce patients to come out of the woodwork to get it, thus increasing service volume, which in turn generates aggregate expenses that swamp any per-service cost savings. In other words, a new service can be so… Read More »

New Report Probes “Transparency”

Technology assessment is a topic that’s been lighting up ContentHealth’s research platform of late, and we pass along an interesting new report out of Washington State on how stakeholders perceive and participate in assessment processes and related coverage decisions. The report finds general stakeholder support for the mechanics of the state’s assessment/coverage regimes.  But the report also makes clear that there’s more… Read More »