Press: ACA Medicaid expansion eliminated racial disparities in timely cancer treatment

This post has a summary of press coverage about results from a research study from Flatiron Health and Yale, following the Plenary Session presentation at ASCO 2019. We learned that Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion was associated with reduction in racial disparity in timely treatment of advanced cancer. Results were reported in the The … Continue reading Press: ACA Medicaid expansion eliminated racial disparities in timely cancer treatment

How to replicate visualization of trajectory towards UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals

In this tutorial, you’ll gain access to the R code, dataset, and motivation to replicate data visualizations in my latest paper and apply the concepts to your next one. I sat on an airplane last year, flipping through The Economist, when I froze at the sight of a tiny chart littered with a mess of … Continue reading How to replicate visualization of trajectory towards UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals

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The Irish Department of Health (DoH) is in the process of developing a national biosimilar medicines policy which aims to increase biosimilar use by creating a robust framework where biologicals and biosimilars can be used safely, cost-effectively, and confidently in the health service. In this example from an Irish teaching hospital, the introduction of the biosimilar first to new patients, along with a switching study executed in parallel, helped to raise prescriber confidence. Continue reading data|evidence|policy|practice

Progress in viral suppression shifts distribution of metrics in US states

While preparing a review for the journal Current HIV/AIDS Reports, I uncovered some interesting longitudinal trends in the care cascade and heterogeneity in the progress of US states. The following visualizations describe CDC HIV surveillance data from 2010-2014. They didn’t make the cut for our review paper, and they are too beautiful and interesting to … Continue reading Progress in viral suppression shifts distribution of metrics in US states