Engaging Responsibly In the Health Care Debate

from THCB at http://bit.ly/1r68WFE on April 30, 2016 at 06:12PM By JIM PURCELL With no apology offered, I will be venturing into a very subjective realm, namely, a characterization of today’s healthcare dialogue and what, in my opinion, might be an improvement. I would suggest we have fallen into the trap that was partly enhanced […]

dodgy journal requests

from Terry Flynn PhD at http://bit.ly/21lDsrV on April 30, 2016 at 12:46PM Please please PLEASE. I have said it before and I’ll say it again. I now work in the private sector – apart from some existing “legacy” refereeing duties, I am not being on the board of your “wonderful” new journal. Do your homework. […]


from Terry Flynn PhD at http://bit.ly/21lDpMB on April 30, 2016 at 12:36PM Just responded to this request for feedback about people’s experiences of Mindfulness to help mental health. I am almost finished an NHS-provided course in it and am generally impressed. I think it will inevitably have its limitations – these interventions that “on average […]


from International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care – FirstView Article(s) at http://bit.ly/21kpx5h on April 30, 2016 at 01:08AM Research ArticlesMitchel van Eeden, Caroline M. van Heugten, Ghislaine A.P.G. van Mastrigt, Silvia M.A.A. Evers International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care,FirstView Article(s), 13 pages Abstract

Health-related quality of life as measured with the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire in patients with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

from Most Recent Articles: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/1O0ZtVr on April 29, 2016 at 01:00AM Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) has a poor therapeutic outcome and a severe impact on women and their partners, both physically and psychologically. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is signific…

Paucity and Inconsistency: A Systematic Review and Critique of Budget Impact Analyses of Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis in the UK and the Implications for Policy in the UK

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/1rFiJTX on April 29, 2016 at 01:00AM Abstract Background and Objectives Budget impact analysis (BIA) has become an essential part of economic evaluation within health technology assessment. Several disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are now available for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). This study sought […]

Who are the remaining uninsured?

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/23d2CID on April 29, 2016 at 02:00PM Although the ACA has significantly reduced the percent of Americans who are uninsured, we have not yet come close to universal coverage. This has become a topic of focused debate among Democratic primary candidates. Short of achieving full coverage by passing a single-payer plan […]

Platforms, a business model

from ECONSALUT at http://bit.ly/1TzXQlR on April 29, 2016 at 10:52AM Platform scale Platform Scale (n): Business scale powered by the ability to leverage and orchestrate a global connected ecosystem of producers and consumers toward efficient value creation and… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Incentivizing Organ Donor Registrations with Organ Allocation Priority

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1rmAxmq on April 29, 2016 at 06:31AM How donor organs are allocated for transplant can affect their scarcity. In 2008, Israel’s Parliament passed an Organ Transplantation Law granting priority on organ donor waiting lists to individuals who had previously registered as organ donors. Beginning in November 2010, public awareness campaigns advertised […]


from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/1WueHc1 on April 29, 2016 at 06:15AM Ambulances in China. MACRA. MIPS. APM. Confessions of a Health Plan CEO. What causes variation in physician practice patterns? Chernobyl, not so bad after all?