Variation in Clinical Practice: A Priority Setting Approach to the Staged Funding of Quality Improvement

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/1ADwPGd on February 28, 2015 Abstract Variation in adherence to clinical guidelines, and in the organisation and delivery of health care significantly impact patient outcomes and health service costs. Despite mounting evidence of variation in clinical practice, the funds allocated to improve the quality […]

Variation in Clinical Practice: A Priority Setting Approach to the Staged Funding of Quality Improvement

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/1ADwPGd on February 28, 2015 Abstract Variation in adherence to clinical guidelines, and in the organisation and delivery of health care significantly impact patient outcomes and health service costs. Despite mounting evidence of variation in clinical practice, the funds allocated to improve the quality […]

Consistency of prediction across generation: explaining quality of life by family functioning and health-promoting behaviors

from Latest Results for Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/187zsEO on February 28, 2015 Abstract Purpose The study aimed to investigate the consistency of relationship between family functioning, health-promoting behaviors, and quality of life across generations in joint families. Method The sample comprises of 79 joint families (N = 316 members, n = 79 grandparents (grandfathers = 27, grandmothers = 52) n = 158 parents […]

Association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms in growth factor genes and quality of life in men with prostate cancer and the general population

from Latest Results for Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/1N0VIkx on February 28, 2015 Abstract Purpose Improved survival for men with prostate cancer has led to increased attention to factors influencing quality of life (QOL). As protein levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) have been reported to be […]

Advancing Antibiotic Development in the Age of ‘Superbugs’

from Brookings Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1BIGKg3 on February 27, 2015 at 07:37PM While antibiotics are necessary and crucial for treating bacterial infections, their misuse over time has contributed to a rather alarming rate of antibiotic resistance, including the development of multidrug-resistance bacteria or “super bugs.” Misuse manifests throughout all corners of public and private […]

Advancing Antibiotic Development in the Age of ‘Superbugs’

from Brookings Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1BIGKg3 on February 27, 2015 at 07:37PM While antibiotics are necessary and crucial for treating bacterial infections, their misuse over time has contributed to a rather alarming rate of antibiotic resistance, including the development of multidrug-resistance bacteria or “super bugs.” Misuse manifests throughout all corners of public and private […]

Cigarette Taxes and Older Adult Smoking: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/184rMD9 on February 27, 2015 at 07:25AM In this study, we use the Health and Retirement Study to test whether older adult smokers, defined as those 50 years and older, respond to cigarette tax increases. Our preferred specifications show that older adult smokers respond modestly to tax increases: a $1.00 (131.6%) tax […]

UK DRAFFT: a randomised controlled trial of percutaneous fixation with Kirschner wires versus volar locking-plate fixation in the treatment of adult patients with a dorsally displaced fracture of the distal radius, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:19, Iss:17

from NIHR Journals Library – Last Published at http://bit.ly/1FC8mkb on February 27, 2015 at 06:03AM Authors: Costa M, Achten J, Plant C, Parsons NR, Rangan A, Tubeuf S, Yu G, Lamb S.

Longitudinal trajectory patterns of social support: correlates and associated mental health in an Australian national cohort of young women

from Latest Results for Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/1MWR9Yr on February 27, 2015 Abstract Purpose Although social support is a significant contributor to health and well-being, little is known about patterns of perceived social support over time in young adulthood. It is also unclear which personal characteristics are associated with different patterns, and whether […]

Register now for ‘New Frontiers in Health Policy’ conference

from NewsFeed at http://bit.ly/1AxEfef on February 26, 2015 at 07:57PM Register now for CHEPA’s annual multidisciplinary conference for graduate students, New Frontiers in Health Policy Research, sponsored in conjunction with the Health Policy PhD Program, being held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at McMaster Innovation Park. The keynote speaker is Pierre-Yves Geoffard, (pictured) Director of the Paris School of Economics.  There is no charge […]