Paris health economist to talk about outcomes of efforts to develop primary care teams in France

from NewsFeed at on April 27, 2016 at 05:58PM French health economist Julien Mousquès says France has more barriers preventing the development of group medical practices than other countries, many of which have policies that explicitly encourage integrated primary care systems as a way to promote  efficiency in health care. In a CHEPA seminar […]

2016 Healthcare Town Hall

from THCB at on April 27, 2016 at 06:44PM BY THE EDITORS THCB is pleased to introduce the 2016 Healthcare Town Hall, a special online feature brought to you in partnership with Health Catalyst. This is an experiment. The idea is to open up an ongoing dialogue around the issues that are transforming healthcare in […]

Conférence 9 mai 2016

from Hospinnomics at on April 27, 2016 at 02:57PM « L’évaluation des technologies de santé : L’apport des sciences humaines et sociales » Le 9 mai 2016, 18h00-19h30 Hôpital Necker, Amphithéâtre Robert-Debré, 149 rue de… Lire la suite » The post Conférence 9 mai 2016 appeared first on Hospinnomics.

How good is telemedicine?

from AcademyHealth Blog at on April 27, 2016 at 02:00PM As I wrote in my previous post, the vast majority of the two hours or so it usually requires to see a doctor is spent not seeing the doctor. Travel and waiting time take big chunks out of our day. With modern technology, for some kinds […]

Books to read

from Healthcare Economist at on April 27, 2016 at 08:11AM Andrew Soloman has an outstanding article the Guardian discussing the intersection of literature and medicine.  He his article about literature on medicine saying saying: Medicine can contribute to literature; narrative practice can strengthen medicine. It behoves writers and doctors to learn each other’s fluencies, because […]

Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to Reduce Skin Breakdown in People with or at Risk of Pressure Ulcers: A NICE Medical Technologies Guidance

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at on April 26, 2016 at 01:00AM Abstract As part of the development of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Medical Technologies Guidance on Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce skin breakdown in people with, or at risk of, pressure ulcers, […]

The Efficiency of Increasing the Capacity of Physiotherapy Screening Clinics or Traditional Medical Services to Address Unmet Demand in Orthopaedic Outpatients: A Practical Application of Discrete Event Simulation with Dynamic Queuing

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at on April 26, 2016 at 01:00AM Abstract Background Hospital outpatient orthopaedic services traditionally rely on medical specialists to assess all new patients to determine appropriate care. This has resulted in significant delays in service provision. In response, Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinics and Multidisciplinary […]

Hamster in a wheel: Will the U.N. special session on drugs actually change anything?

from Brookings Topics – Health at on April 26, 2016 at 05:58PM Editors’ Note: Last week’s U.N. Special Session on the world drug problem is unlikely to overturn the existing international drug policy paradigm, argues Arturo Sarukhan, in large part because of the contradictions between U.S. domestic policy on marijuana and its international policy, […]