The determinants of the propensity to receive publicly funded home care services for the elderly in Canada: a panel two-stage residual inclusion approach

from Most Recent Articles: Health Economics Review at http://bit.ly/1Oyfj8L on February 25, 2016 The role of Home Care (HC) services for the elderly will be increasingly important in meeting populations’ future needs for care. HC services include Home Health Care (HHC) and Homemaking/Personal Support (HMP…

Measuring Efficiency of Health Systems of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Using Stochastic Frontier Analysis

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/1QgB9D8 on February 25, 2016 Abstract Objective The main purpose of this study is to measure the technical efficiency of twenty health systems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to inform evidence-based health policy decisions. In addition, the effects of alternative […]

Maybe the readmission reduction program worked? Color me surprised.

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1QAmqPk on February 25, 2016 at 05:12PM Color me surprised. “Readmissions, Observation, and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program“: BACKGROUND: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which is included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), applies financial penalties to hospitals that have higher-than-expected readmission rates for targeted conditions. Some policy analysts worry […]

HWR is up

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/1T9GdMr on February 25, 2016 at 04:05PM Louise Norris has a freshly posted Healthcare Reform: The Path Forward Edition of Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. She notes that it’s been nearly six years since the ACA was signed into law – and particularly in this election year, it’s […]

Ransomware, Interoperability, Power Outages, Natural Disasters, Oh My!

from THCB at http://bit.ly/1QgejeO on February 25, 2016 at 03:47PM By MERLE BUSHKIN Question: What do ransomware, malware, the lack of medical record interoperability, power outages, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes have in common?  Answer:  They make it impossible for doctors to access their patients’ electronic medical records — which can have disastrous and costly consequences […]

The cost of frailty in France

from Latest Results for The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1p7GOkL on February 25, 2016 Abstract The objective of the present work is to explore the incremental costs of frailty associated with ambulatory health care expenditures (HCE) among the French population of community-dwellers aged 65 or more in 2012. We make use of a […]

Twenty Reports To Make You Think!

from Centre for Health Economics – Latest news at http://bit.ly/1mZzc26 on February 25, 2016 at 12:04PM This collection of short and snappy reviews showcases some of the best patient experience reports from the last year, pointing readers towards publications which offer real insight, but which could easily be missed by those who don’t have time […]

Twenty Reports To Make You Think!

from Centre for Health Economics – Latest news at http://bit.ly/1mZzc26 on February 25, 2016 at 12:04PM This collection of short and snappy reviews showcases some of the best patient experience reports from the last year, pointing readers towards publications which offer real insight, but which could easily be missed by those who don’t have time […]

Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of collaborative care for depression in UK primary care (CADET): a cluster randomised controlled trial, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:20, Iss:14

from NIHR Journals Library – Last Published at http://bit.ly/1QA1gRp on February 25, 2016 at 10:48AM Authors: Richards DA, Bower P, Chew-Graham C, Gask L, Lovell K, Cape J, Pilling S, Araya R, Kessler D, Barkham M, Bland JM, Gilbody S, Green C, Lewis G, Manning C, Kontopantelis E, Hill JJ, Hughes-Morley A, Russell A.

Caring fo the humanity

from ECONSALUT at http://bit.ly/1oJvfR0 on February 25, 2016 at 11:54AM An ambitious agenda for humanity One Humanity: a shared responsibility The World Humanitarian summit will take place next May in Istambul. The Lancet this week alerts its readers: Worldwide, 60… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, […]

The cost of frailty in France

from Latest Results for The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1p7GOkL on February 25, 2016 Abstract The objective of the present work is to explore the incremental costs of frailty associated with ambulatory health care expenditures (HCE) among the French population of community-dwellers aged 65 or more in 2012. We make use of a […]

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer treatment-induced anaemia (including review of technology appraisal no. 142): a systematic review and economic model, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:20, Iss:13

from NIHR Journals Library – Last Published at http://bit.ly/1oJaJ2N on February 25, 2016 at 01:00AM Authors: Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, Mujica-Mota R, Napier M, Hyde C.

Health insurance in China

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/1TAdsXw on February 25, 2016 at 04:49AM Although China has the world’s largest economy, the average individual is actually fairly poor.  Average incomes in the country are less than $15,000 per year, ranking #121 in the world.  However, a vast majority of Chinese have health insurance due to some recent reforms. […]