A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluation Methodologies Between Resource-Limited and Resource-Rich Countries: A Case of Rotavirus Vaccines

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2anw659 on July 31, 2016 at 08:45AM Abstract Background For more than three decades, the number and influence of economic evaluations of healthcare interventions have been increasing and gaining attention from a policy level. However, concerns about the credibility of these studies exist, particularly in studies from […]

Cost-Utility Analysis of Telemonitoring Interventions for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Germany

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2amwv4K on July 31, 2016 at 08:45AM Abstract Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) poses major challenges for health care systems. Previous studies suggest that telemonitoring could be effective in preventing hospitalisations and hence reduce costs. Objective The aim was to evaluate whether telemonitoring interventions for COPD […]

Scalping Hamilton

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2aGhOPF on July 31, 2016 at 06:49AM The NY Times has the story: How Scalpers Make Their Millions With ‘Hamilton’ "For most of May, the median price of a ticket on the secondary market was around $850. Between the Tonys and the July 9 performances, it pushed toward $1,600. Before Mr. Miranda’s […]

A Life Course Perspective on the Income-to-Health Relationship: Macro-Empirical Evidence from Two Centuries

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2aGVbr9 on July 30, 2016 at 02:10PM The epidemiological literature discusses two contrary hypotheses that describe life course variations in the income-to-health relationship: the cumulative advantage and the age as leveller hypothesis. Since related micro level studies are criticised due to an income-rank effect, this study transfers the investigation of both […]

A randomized control trial of a peer adherence and nutritional support program for public sector antiretroviral patients

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2aEWcTZ on July 30, 2016 at 02:10PM Access to antiretroviral treatment has expanded rapidly in South Africa, making it the country in the world with the largest treatment program. As antiretroviral treatment coverage continues to rise in resource-constrained settings, effective community-based adherence support interventions are of central importance in ensuring the […]

Aggregable Health Inequality Indices

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2aGUT3u on July 30, 2016 at 02:10PM An aggregable family of multidimensional concentration indices is characterized, in order to be consistent with a property of exogenous risk factors, i.e. health risks for which agents are not responsible for. The family of concentration indices (or achievement indices by duality) lies in the […]

Does Mass Deworming Affect Child Nutrition? Meta-analysis, Cost-Effectiveness, and Statistical Power

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2aGV3YK on July 30, 2016 at 02:10PM The WHO has recently debated whether to reaffirm its long-standing recommendation of mass drug administration (MDA) in areas with more than 20% prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths (hookworm, whipworm, and roundworm). There is consensus that the relevant deworming drugs are safe and effective, so the […]

The Effects of Aggregate and Gender-Specific Labor Demand Shocks on Child Health

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2aEWVVg on July 30, 2016 at 02:10PM In this paper, we estimate the relationship between cyclical changes in aggregate labor market opportunities and child health outcomes. In addition to using state unemployment rates to proxy for labor market conditions, as is common in the existing literature, we construct predicted employment growth […]

Exorcism: “Mistress dispellers” in China

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2aG40Bv on July 30, 2016 at 06:43AM The NY Times has the story: China’s Cheating Husbands Fuel an Industry of ‘Mistress Dispellers’ "Mistress-dispelling services, increasingly common in China’s larger cities, specialize in ending affairs between married men and their extramarital lovers. "Typically hired by a scorned wife, they coach women on how […]

THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM: EARLY COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF NEW MEDICAL TESTS

from International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care at http://bit.ly/2aG0SWx on July 30, 2016 at 06:12AM Research Articles Leander R. Buisman, Maureen P.M.H. Rutten-van Mölken, Douwe Postmus, Jolanda J. Luime, Carin A. Uyl-de Groot, William K. Redekop, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Volume 32 Issue 1-2, pp 46-53 Abstract

THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE? THE VALUE OF EXPERT ADVICE IN THE PRODUCTION OF EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDANCE: A MIXED METHODS STUDY OF THE NICE INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES PROGRAMME

from International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care at http://bit.ly/2aE4rzK on July 30, 2016 at 06:12AM Research Articles Oyinlola Oyebode, Hannah Patrick, Alexander Walker, Bruce Campbell, John Powell, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Volume 32 Issue 1-2, pp 61-68 Abstract

COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF TREATMENTS FOR MILD-TO-MODERATE OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN FRANCE

from International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care at http://bit.ly/2aE4efS on July 30, 2016 at 06:12AM Research Articles Anne-Isabelle Poullié, Magali Cognet, Aline Gauthier, Marine Clementz, Sylvain Druais, Hans-Martin Späth, Lionel Perrier, Oliver Scemama, Catherine Rumeau Pichon, Jean-Luc Harousseau, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Volume 32 Issue 1-2, pp 37-45 Abstract