The annual European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference took place on the 12th–16th September 2016 at the ICM Messe Congress Centre in Munich, Germany. Munich is the largest city in German Bavaria and delegates attending the meeting also had the opportunity to enjoy the city’s culture, architecture and beautiful parks, as well as the local hospitality.
In this series we take another light-hearted look at writing styles that could be improved, particularly when communicating health economics research. If you recall, we started our little zoo of bad writing styles late last year with the Peacock. Here is another fairly common creature in health economics: Introducing……. the Termite
For most researchers, the manuscript submission process is fraught with more questions than answers. Christine Laine, MD, MPH, senior deputy editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine talks about what journal editors expect from health economists.
Will electronic medical records be accepted in a psychiatric setting? It depends on both the patient and physician.
Everyone loves a bargain but Americans, in particular, are voracious of consumers of, well, just about everything. In our age of budget deficits and exploding healthcare costs, what motivates both doctors and patients to continue pushing healthcare spending through the roof?
In today’s world of hotel-room crystal meth labs and designer drugs from ‘head shops’, why can’t our best and brightest scientific minds create a life-saving vaccine on target and on time?
One of the best outcomes of our ever-shrinking world is the opportunity to meet colleagues from other countries, to learn their best practices, share ‘war stories’ of failed attempts, and garner new ideas for solutions in our respective home countries. ISPOR held its annual meeting in Paris, France last week, with a focus on health technology assessment processes worldwide.
The American public still has surprisingly few details about the proposed legislation for healthcare reform. In this knowledge vacuum, hyperbole and political fighting rush in.
We take email for granted nowadays, but it’s only been around for just over 15 years. Among friends, the rules can relax, but email is still used for business communication and is the electronic equivalent of the Memo and cover letter. We cannot forget that, even in our world of ‘business casual’.
Overhauling the American health insurance system – a Herculean task to be sure, and the debate rages on through the summer months. I have my own strong opinions on this topic, but I am a bit surprised by the vehement response it has evoked among my fellow citizens.