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Are mature smokers misinformed?
(J Health Econ, 2009-03)
While there are many reasons to continue to smoke in spite of its consequences for health, the concern that many smoke because they misperceive the risks of smoking remains a focus of public discussion and motivates tobacco ...
Dominance, politics, and physiology: voters' testosterone changes on the night of the 2008 United States presidential election.
(PLoS One, 2009-10-21)
BACKGROUND: Political elections are dominance competitions. When men win a dominance competition, their testosterone levels rise or remain stable to resist a circadian decline; and when they lose, their testosterone levels ...
Are for-profit hospital conversions harmful to patients and to Medicare?
(Rand J Econ, 2002)
We examine how changes in hospital ownership to and from for-profit status affect quality and Medicare payments per hospital stay. We hypothesize that hospitals converting to for-profit ownership boost post acquisition ...