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CHIBE/LDI Work-in-Progress Research Seminar Series: Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS

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“Political partisanship and physician prescribing of proposed COVID-19 treatments in 2020 (work in progress).” Virtual Seminar with Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Thursday, May 13, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this Event: In early 2020, there were surges of prescriptions for drugs proposed to treat COVID-19, such as hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and azithromycin despite a very uncertain evidence base. Increased prescribing persisted throughout 2020 even after RCT evidence demonstrated that these treatments were ineffective. The factors influencing physicians to…

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