Budget Impact of Microbial Cell-Free DNA Testing Using the Karius ® Test as an Alternative to Invasive Procedures in Immunocompromised Patients with Suspected Invasive Fungal Infections

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at https://bit.ly/2RDU5SG on September 17, 2020 at 10:01PM Abstract Background Invasive fungal infection is a major source of morbidity and mortality. The usage of microbial cell-free DNA for the detection and identification of invasive fungal infection has been considered as a potential alternative to invasive procedures allowing for […]

Functional impairment and disability among patients with migraine: evaluation of galcanezumab in a long-term, open-label study

from Quality of Life Research at https://bit.ly/2EeTzaC on September 17, 2020 at 08:09PM Abstract Purpose Migraine can negatively impact patient functioning and quality of life. Here, we report the effects of galcanezumab (GMB), a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to calcitonin gene-related peptide, on patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in migraine. Methods CGAJ was a Phase […]

The Dawn of a New Synthetic Opioid Era

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/33SlLsL on September 17, 2020 at 05:45PM Background Overdose deaths related to illegal drugs in North American markets are now dominated by potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, a circumstance foreshadowed by often-overlooked events in Estonia since the turn of the century. Market transitions generate important […]

A relational analysis of an invisible illness: A meta-ethnography of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and their support needs

from Social Science & Medicine at https://bit.ly/35Kze8d on September 17, 2020 at 05:21PM Publication date: Available online 16 September 2020 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Karen Pilkington, Damien Ridge, Chinonso N. Igwesi-Chidobe, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Paul Little, Opeyemi Babatunde, Nadia Corp, Clare McDermott, Anna Cheshire

Parents with an Unemployed Adult Child

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/2RBLCza on September 17, 2020 at 03:43PM The risk of labor market, health, and asset-value shocks comprise profound retirement savings challenges for older workers. Parents, however, may experience added risk if their children experience adverse labor market shocks. Prior research has shown that parents support their […]

Aging out of dependent coverage and the effects on the use of inpatient medical care

from International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics at https://bit.ly/32B14lw on September 17, 2020 at 04:04PM Abstract We investigate the impact of losing health insurance coverage at age 26 due to aging out of the Affordable Care Act’s dependent coverage on health insurance coverage rates and various indicators of inpatient medical care. We find […]

Doctors Urge Caution in Interpretation of Research in Times of COVID-19

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3iIT0ET on September 17, 2020 at 03:35PM September 9, 2020 To:       American College of Cardiology American College of Chest Physicians American College of Physicians American College of Radiology American Heart Association American Society of Echocardiography American Thoracic Society European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging European Society of Cardiology European Society […]

Aging out of dependent coverage and the effects on the use of inpatient medical care

from International Journal of Health Economics and Management at https://bit.ly/32B14lw on September 17, 2020 at 03:01PM Abstract We investigate the impact of losing health insurance coverage at age 26 due to aging out of the Affordable Care Act’s dependent coverage on health insurance coverage rates and various indicators of inpatient medical care. We find that […]

HCHE veröffentlicht Gutachten zur bedarfsgerechten Gestaltung der Krankenhausvergütung im Auftrag der Techniker Krankenkasse

from HCHE News at https://bit.ly/2ZJnC1q on September 17, 2020 at 02:06PM Seit rund 15 Jahren gilt in Deutschland das Fallpauschalensystem in der Krankenhausfinanzierung. Die Erfahrung mit diesem System hat die Vorzüge, aber auch die Nachteile zum Vorschein gebracht. In den letzten Jahren mehren sich die Rufe nach Reformen der Vergütung. HCHE-Direktor Jonas Schreyögg hat sich […]

Job matching under constraints by Kojima, Sun, and Yu in the September AER

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/2FGRp3Q on September 17, 2020 at 01:46PM  From the September AER, the latest in a distinguished string of papers initially motivated by aspects of the clearinghouse for new doctors in Japan: Kojima, Fuhito, Ning Sun, and Ning Neil Yu. 2020. "Job Matching under Constraints." American Economic Review, 110 (9): 2935-47.  DOI: 10.1257/aer.20190780 […]

Costs and Extra Length of Stay because of Neonatal Bloodstream Infection at a Teaching Hospital in Ghana

from PharmacoEconomics – Open at https://bit.ly/2FG62Ey on September 17, 2020 at 08:54AM Abstract Background There are no published studies on the costs of hospital-acquired neonatal bloodstream infection (BSI) in Ghana. Therefore, this study aims to calculate the cost and extra length of stay (LOS) of neonatal BSI. A prospective case–control study was undertaken at the […]

How to justify your survival curve extrapolation methodology

from Healthcare Economist at https://bit.ly/3iFitPF on September 17, 2020 at 04:52AM Clinical trials are typically of (relatively) short duration, but innovative treatments may impact patient survival over multiple years. Health economists and outcomes researchers often are faced with the challenge of extrapolating clinical trial survival curves to estimate long-term survival gains for the typical patient. […]

The effect of Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on hospital revenue

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/33BHmVT on September 16, 2020 at 11:51PM Abstract Prior research has found that in states which expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, hospital Medicaid revenue rose sharply, and uncompensated care costs fell sharply, relative to hospitals in nonexpansion states. This suggests that Medicaid expansion may have been a boon for […]