Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, is an associate professor and vice chair for health policy and outcomes research in the department of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine.
One of the questions I’m asked most often at The Incidental Economist blog, on my YouTube channel, and through other means of communication is whether vitamin D supplementation is a good thing. I’m amazed at the persistence of this question,… Read More ›
For some time, there has been a push for health insurance to pay for quality and not quantity. This has been a mantra of the current administration as it has begun to alter Medicare payment reform to reflect this philosophy…. Read More ›
Just recently, a study published in JAMA once again confirmed that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not related to autism. The study’s findings, widely covered in the media, are considered robust and important. But it may be… Read More ›
Recently, bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, MSc, of the University of Pennsylvania, stirred up some controversy by suggesting in the New York Times that yearly checkups are a waste of time. As part of his argument, he cited a Cochrane… Read More ›