J. Paul Leigh
J. Paul Leigh is a Professor of Health Economics at the University of California, Davis.
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March 3, 2015 | By J. Paul Leigh | BlogIn 2004, California enacted a nurse-to-patient ratio law. To this day, California is the only state with a nurse-to-patient ratio law.
April 28, 2014 | By J. Paul Leigh | BlogToday is Workers Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the thousands of workers who die on the job each year, and the tens of thousands whose lives are shortened by illness or disease contracted at work.
March 6, 2013 | By J. Paul Leigh | BlogNew research in economics suggests that raising the minimum wage will improve the health of many Americans, especially those with low income, and this improvement should help bend the cost curve for medical care.
January 3, 2013 | By J. Paul Leigh | BlogOccupational injuries and illnesses are overlooked contributors to the overall national costs of all diseases, injuries, and deaths. My recent study published in the Milbank Quarterly, “Economic Burden of Occupational Injury and Illness in the United States,” estimates these costs to be roughly $250 billion a year.