Is PCORI Underfunding CER?

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/1TUNVb7 on May 31, 2016 at 11:51AM A recent report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) has found that PCORI has only spent half of its funding to provide grants for comparative effectiveness research. Find out more here. (Source: First Report Managed Care, 5/31/16)

CMMI’s new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus: Its promise and missed opportunities

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1XMBcK1 on May 31, 2016 at 10:46AM The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI, or “the Innovation Center”) recently announced an initiative called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). It evolved from the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, which began in 2012 and runs through the end of this […]

CMMI’s new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus: Its promise and missed opportunities

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1XMBcK1 on May 31, 2016 at 10:33AM The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI, or “the Innovation Center”) recently announced an initiative called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). It evolved from the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, which began in 2012 and runs through the end of this […]

HealthEconomics.Com Recognized as Top Influencer at ISPOR International Meeting in Washington DC

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/1XMBHUv on May 31, 2016 at 10:21AM For the 7th year in a row, and the 14th time, HealthEconomics.Com was recognized as a Top Influencer by Symplur Healthcare Hashtag Project at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting, held May 21-25, 2016 […]

What Drives Variations in Relative Effectiveness Across Countries?

from OHE News at http://bit.ly/1WWyItp on May 31, 2016 at 10:05AM What Drives Variations in Relative Effectiveness Across Countries? Tuesday, 31 May 2016 This study provides an analytical framework, drawing on production function theory, to identify and quantify the determinants of relative effectiveness and sources of variation in the relative effectiveness of treatments between populations […]

What Drives Variations in Relative Effectiveness Across Countries?

from feed/http://bit.ly/1sYYZLQ at http://bit.ly/1WWyItp on May 31, 2016 at 09:44AM What Drives Variations in Relative Effectiveness Across Countries? Tuesday, 31 May 2016 This study provides an analytical framework, drawing on production function theory, to identify and quantify the determinants of relative effectiveness and sources of variation in the relative effectiveness of treatments between populations and […]

What Drives Variations in Relative Effectiveness Across Countries?

from News at http://bit.ly/1WWyItp on May 31, 2016 at 08:10AM What Drives Variations in Relative Effectiveness Across Countries? Tuesday, 31 May 2016 This study provides an analytical framework, drawing on production function theory, to identify and quantify the determinants of relative effectiveness and sources of variation in the relative effectiveness of treatments between populations and […]

Fast Medicine

from THCB at http://bit.ly/1TUXckv on May 31, 2016 at 07:42AM By MARC-DAVID MUNK, MD A diversion into the world of high fashion in this week’s post… It’s an area that everyone who knows me would admit I know nothing about. Nevertheless, here we go… Martin Schulte, a Partner at Oliver Wyman management consultants, recently posted a fascinating article on, of all […]

Analyzing disparity trends for health care insurance coverage among non-elderly adults in the US: evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1993–2009

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1qZpEWP on May 31, 2016 at 02:30AM Abstract Objective To explore the changing disparities in access to health care insurance in the United States using time-varying coefficient models. Data Secondary data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from 1993 to 2009 was used. Study design […]

Are expensive cancer drugs worth the money?

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/1Uq0Od9 on May 30, 2016 at 07:42PM Are expensive cancer drugs worth the money? Written By: Jason Shafrin – May• 30•16 A paper by Sebastian Salas-Vega and Elias Mossialos attempts to answer this question looking at nine countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States) […]

ICER Releases Two Draft Reports on Obeticholic Acid

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/1UoAzDJ on May 30, 2016 at 08:11AM The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) recently released two Draft Evidence Reports assessing the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of obeticholic acid. Learn more about its use for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) here. (Source: ICER, […]

Giving the priority to the worse off

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/1XIzSrJ on May 30, 2016 at 04:29AM Egalitarianism Finally I’ve found a book that explains the concept of egalitarianism and its implications with a clear message. Distributive justice is an area not only of philosophy, but also of… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other […]

Affordable Care Encourages Healthy Living: Theory and Evidence from China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/1X7CZuS on May 30, 2016 at 03:04AM Event Information May 26-25, 2016 302 Brookings-Tsinghua Center, School of Public Policy and Management Tsinghua University Beijing Register for the Event On May 25th, 2016, the Brookings-Tsinghua Center and China Institute for Rural Studies hosted a public lecture on the topic –Affordable […]