Counterterrorism Professionals Reflect on Their Work

from Brookings Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1zvrX6i on December 23, 2014 at 05:00AM Ursula Wilder, a clinical psychologist working within the Intelligence Community, explores the impact of counterterrorism (CT) work on the professionals who operate in high intensity and high stress environments, often for many years. For some, the work involves actual combat or engagement […]

Counterterrorism Professionals Reflect on Their Work

from Brookings Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1zvrX6i on December 23, 2014 at 05:00AM Ursula Wilder, a clinical psychologist working within the Intelligence Community, explores the impact of counterterrorism (CT) work on the professionals who operate in high intensity and high stress environments, often for many years. For some, the work involves actual combat or engagement […]

Effectiveness of micro health insurance on financial protection: Evidence from India

from Latest Results for International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics at http://bit.ly/1A1mq6v on December 24, 2014 Abstract Iatrogenic poverty caused by inadequate public expenditure on health, lack of social health insurance and low penetration of private health insurance can be mitigated by micro health insurance (MHI) schemes that provide financial protection. The empirical […]

Patients do better when cardiologists are away at academic meetings

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/16N6kCE on December 23, 2014 at 03:45PM This paper is going to really piss some people off. “Mortality and Treatment Patterns Among Patients Hospitalized With Acute Cardiovascular Conditions During Dates of National Cardiology Meetings“: Importance: Thousands of physicians attend scientific meetings annually. Although hospital physician staffing and composition may be […]

Recent Research Summaries

from News at http://bit.ly/13Az6EF on December 23, 2014 at 02:31PM Hidden in Plain Sight: A Crowdsourced Public Art Contest to Make Automated External Defibrillators More Visible Authors: Raina Merchant, Heather Griffis, Yoonhee Ha, Austin Kilaru, Allison Sellers, John Hershey, Shawndra Hill, Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, Lindsay Nadkarni, Margaret Debski, Kevin Padrez, Lance Becker, David Asch Raina Merchant […]

STRATEGIC CONVERSATIONS AT ISPOR MEETINGS CONTINUE TO DRIVE RECORD ATTENDANCE; EBOLA PAPER ANNOUNCED

from ISPOR News & Press Releases at http://bit.ly/1zX0qK6 on December 22, 2014 at 09:02PM (Princeton, NJ USA  December 22, 2014)  – The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) released comments about its 17th Annual European Congress which drew record-breaking attendance in Amsterdam from November 10-12, 2014.  More than 4,800 researchers, decision makers, and health technology… Read […]

Republican Control of Congress: What Does it Mean for Health Reform?

from Brookings Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1Az0DD7 on December 22, 2014 at 10:25PM Following the travails of President Obama’s health reform is a bit like watching successive episodes of the movie serial, The Perils of Pauline, in which the eponymous damsel weekly faced death from assorted villains. Whether the would-be slayers of Obamacare are villains […]

Republican Control of Congress: What Does it Mean for Health Reform?

from Brookings Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1Az0DD7 on December 22, 2014 at 10:25PM Following the travails of President Obama’s health reform is a bit like watching successive episodes of the movie serial, The Perils of Pauline, in which the eponymous damsel weekly faced death from assorted villains. Whether the would-be slayers of Obamacare are villains […]

How did Obamacare affect Medicaid enrollment?

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/13qknf7 on December 22, 2014 at 05:06AM The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contained the provision requiring States to significantly expand Medicaid eligibility. The Supreme Court, however, ruled that states had the option of implementing this provision.  Thus, the change in Medicaid eligibility and subsequent enrollment varied significantly across states based largely […]

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX ® ) for the Management of Urinary Incontinence in Adults with Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity: A UK Perspective

from Latest Results for PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/1AopUQu on December 20, 2014 Abstract Objectives To evaluate the cost effectiveness of onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®, 200 units [200 U]) for the management of urinary incontinence (UI) in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) due to subcervical spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis that is not adequately managed with anticholinergic drugs (ACHDs). […]

The Medicare Shared Savings Program: CMS Turns to Stakeholders on Incentivizing ACO Risk

from Brookings Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1DS1TFi on December 19, 2014 at 08:01PM On December 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its long awaited Proposed Rule to update regulation and operation of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). In response to concerns raised by participating accountable care organizations, CMS proposes to […]

Healthcare Triage News: Bike Safety is Legit, Y’all!

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1sPXFcR on December 19, 2014 at 09:19PM It’s all bike safety today! New studies and old on Healthcare Triage News: Here’s some further reading: Effects of bicycle helmet laws on children’s injuries Safety effects of permanent running lights for bicycles: A controlled experiment Bicycle Injury Interventions: Bicycle Helmet Effectiveness @aaronecarroll