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  1. Review Misses Seminal & Prize-Winning Studies

    Ted Miller, PIRE

    29 September 2010

    1. (be sure to read 2 also) This review misses the seminal work in the US starting with the work of David Cutler estimating the value of the US National Institutes of Health. A few citations to this work are
    Cutler, D. M., & Richardson, E. (1997). Measuring the health of the U.S. population. In Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Microeconomics. (pp. 217–271). Washington, DC: Brookings Institute.
    Cutler, D. M., & Richardson, E. (1998). The value of health: 1970–1990. American Economic Review, 88(2), 97–100.
    D.M.Cutler and M. McClellan, “Is TechnologicalChange inMedicineWorth It?” HealthAffairs 20, no. 5
    (2001): 11–29
    D.M. Cutler, Your Money or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America’s Health Care System (New
    York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
    D.M. Cutler et al., “Are Medical Prices Declining?
    Evidence from Heart Attack Treatments,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 113, no. 4 (1998): 991–1024.

    2. Also missing are the papers that won the annual Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Health and Medical Research Prize.
    2009 - Darius N. Lakdawalla, PhD; Dana Goldman, PhD; Pierre-Carl Michaud, PhD; Neeraj Sood, PhD; Robert Lempert, PhD; Ze Cong; Han de Vries; and Italo Gutierrez
    2008 - Amitabh Chandra, PhD and Douglas O. Staiger, PhD
    2007 - Tomas J. Philipson, PhD and Anupam B. Jena, PhD
    2006 - Amy Finkelstein, PhD, MPhil
    2005 - Kevin M. Murphy, PhD and Robert H. Topel, PhD
    2004 - Sherry A.M. Glied, PhD
    2003 - David Cutler, PhD
    2002 - David Meltzer, MD, PhD

    Murphy, Kevin M., and Robert Topel. 2002. "The Economic Value of Medical Research." in Exceptional Returns, eds. Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    Murphy, Kevin M., and Robert Topel.“The Value of Health and Longevity”, NBER Working Paper #11405, June, 2005. Journal of Political Economy, 2006

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