Repealed or Repaired?

from THCB at on March 31, 2016 at 05:52PM By PAUL KECKLEY Last Wednesday marked the sixth anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As of this week, the five Presidential aspirants have each articulated key changes they’d propose, though polls show interest in the law is largely among […]

University of Alberta – Post-doctoral Fellowship

from CCHE General Updates Archive Feed at on March 30, 2016 at 08:15PM Canadian Centre for Health Economics View this email in your browser ( The University of Alberta is currently seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship in health economics for their Physician Learning Program. For more information, please see: University of Alberta Post-doctoral […]

The Case for Case-Based Reasoning

from THCB at on March 30, 2016 at 08:56PM By FRANK MEISSNER, MD Case-based reasoning has been formalized for purposes of computer reasoning as a four-step process[1]: Retrieve:Given a target problem, retrieve cases from memory that are relevant to solving it. A case consists of a problem, its solution, and, typically, annotations about how the solution […]

Economic Evaluation of the Combined Use of Warfarin and Low-dose Aspirin Versus Warfarin Alone in Mechanical Valve Prostheses

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at on March 30, 2016 at 01:00AM Abstract Background The use of combined therapy of antiplatelet and anticoagulant versus anticoagulant alone to reduce instances of thromboembolic events in patients with heart valve prostheses is an established standard of care in many countries but not […]