Two things I had a hand in are out, and I want you to know about them. First, here’s the latest from CEPAC:
Members of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC) recently convened in Hartford, CT to vote on the evidence on diagnostic strategies and treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. The results of this meeting, including CEPAC’s votes on the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of various diagnosis and treatment options for OSA, have been translated into a final report and Action Guide to help decision makers interpret and use the best available evidence in policy and practice. The Action Guide summarizes CEPAC’s findings and presents a list of specific evidence-based steps for patients, clinicians, and insurers that aim to improve patient outcomes and the overall value of OSA services.
Much more at the link. I’m incredibly proud to be a CEPAC member. It’s enormously important work, far harder than the research I do day-to-day. Translating research into something payers, providers, and patients can and will use for evidence-based decisions is a key weak point in the scientific-medical enterprise. We need more CEPAC-like bodies. Sadly, funding is not easy to come by.
Next, my paper with Aaron on the Medicaid expansion is out in JHPPL. I posted about it when it was only available online. If you click through to that post, you can then click through to the ungated paper, as well as the counterpoint from Joe Antos and an introduction by Harold. Here’s the entire JHPPL table of contents this month. You can access the ungated papers from there too.