2018, No. 1

NBER Affiliates' Work in Medical Journals

Many NBER-affiliated researchers publish some of their findings in medical journals that preclude pre-publication distribution. This makes it impossible to include these papers in the NBER working paper series. This is a partial listing of recent papers in this category.

The High and Rising Costs of Obesity to the U.S. Health Care System
A. Biener, J. Cawley, and C. Meyerhoefer, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32(Supplement 1), April 2017, pp. 6-8 .

Mortality in Rural China Declined as Health Insurance Coverage Increased, but No Evidence the Two Are Linked
M. Zhou, S. Liu, M. K. Bundorf, K. Eggleston, and S. Zhou, Health Affairs, 36(9), September 2017, (Published online) .

De-Adoption and Exnovation in the Use of Carotid Revascularization: Retrospective Cohort Study
K. Bekelis, J. Skinner, D. Gottlieb, and P. Goodney, BMJ, 359, October 2017, (Published online).

Avoidable Hospital Admissions from Diabetes Complications in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Communities outside Beijing
J. Quan, H. Zhang, D. Pang, B. K. Chen, J. M. Johnston, W. Jian, Z. Y. Lau, T. Iizuka, G. M. Leung, H. Fang, K. B. Tan, and K. Eggleston, Health Affairs, 36(11), November 2017, (Published online).

Prevalence and Trends in Lifetime Obesity in the U.S., 1988-2014
A. Stokes, Y. Ni, and S. H. Preston, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(5), November 2017, pp. 567–75.

Socioeconomic Background and Commercial Health Plan Spending
A. T. Chien, J. P. Newhouse, L. I. Iezzoni, C. R. Petty, S. T. Normand, and M. A. Schuster, Pediatrics, 140(5), November 2017, (Published online).

Risk Adjustment with an Outside Option
J. P. Newhouse, Journal of Health Economics, 56, December 2017, pp. 256–8.

Firearms and Accidental Deaths: Evidence from the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook School Shooting
P. B. Levine and R. McKnight, Science, 358(6368), December 2017, pp. 1324-8.

The Uninsured Do Not Use the Emergency Department More — They Use Other Care Less
R. A. Zhou, K. Baicker, S. Taubman, and A. N. Finkelstein, Health Affairs, 36(12), December 2017, (Published online).

The Effect of Medicaid on Medication Use among Poor Adults: Evidence from Oregon
K. Baicker, H. L. Allen, B. J. Wright, and A. N. Finkelstein, Health Affairs, 36(12), December 2017, (Published online).

Infant Health and Future Childhood Adversity
N. E. Reichman, H. Corman, K. Noonan, and M. E. Jiménez, Maternal and Child Health Journal, December 2017, pp. 1-9.

Geographic Variation in Opioid and Heroin Involved Drug Poisoning Mortality Rates
C. J. Ruhm, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(6), December 2017, pp. 845-53.

Association between Medicare Expenditure Growth and Mortality Rates in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Comparison from 1999 Through 2014
D. S. Likosky, J. Van Parys, W. Zhou, W. B. Borden, M. C. Weinstein, and J. S. Skinner, JAMA Cardiology, December 2017, (Published online).

Regional Variation of Computed Tomographic Imaging in the United States and the Risk of Nephrectomy
H. G. Welch, J. S. Skinner, F. R. Schroeck, W. Zhou, and W. C. Black, JAMA Internal Medicine, December 2017, (Published online).

Insurers' Response to Selection Risk: Evidence from Medicare Enrollment Reforms
F. Decarolis and A. Gugleilmo, Journal of Health Economics, 56, December 2017, pp. 383–96.

Effect of Medicaid Expansions of 2014 on Overall and Early-Stage Cancer Diagnoses
A. Soni, K. Simon, J. Cawley, and L. Sabik, American Journal of Public Health, 108(2), January 2018, pp. 216–8.

Pass-Through of a Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages at the Philadelphia International Airport
J. Cawley, D. Willage, and D. Frisvold, JAMA, 319(3), January 2018, pp. 305–6.

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