Patient-reported outcomes in transition from high-dose U-100 insulin to human regular U-500 insulin in severely insulin-resistant patients with type 2 diabetes: analysis of a randomized clinical trial

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2ddMN40 on September 30, 2016 at 03:39PM Initiation and titration of human regular U-500 insulin (U-500R) with a dosing algorithm of either thrice daily (TID) or twice daily (BID) improved glycemic control with fewer injections in patients with type …

Effect of psycho-educational interventions on quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2dCdnq4 on September 30, 2016 at 03:39PM Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) were developed for primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. However, ICD recipients’ mortality is significantly predicted by their quality of life…

Healthcare Triage News: Someone Give That Baby Peanut Protein! Also, Wearables Alone Don’t Lead to Weight Loss

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/2cRbFPv on September 30, 2016 at 11:42AM People aren’t paying enough attention! This is Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more: Timing of Allergenic Food Introduction to the Infant Diet and Risk of Allergic or Autoimmune Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Effect of Wearable […]

Does drug price-regulation affect healthcare expenditures?

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2dfiTgF on September 30, 2016 at 07:16AM Abstract Background Increasing health costs in developed countries are a major concern for decision makers. A variety of cost containment tools are used to control this trend, including maximum price regulation and reimbursement methods for health technologies. Information regarding expenditure-related […]

IMPACTO DE LA REFORMA DEL COPAGO FARMACÉUTICO SOBRE LA UTILIZACIÓN DE MEDICAMENTOS ANTIDIABÉTICOS, ANTITROMBÓTICOS Y PARA LA OBSTRUCCIÓN CRÓNICA DEL FLUJO AÉREO

from PILLECONOMICS at http://bit.ly/2cQ4mri on September 30, 2016 at 02:53AM Jaume Puig-Junoy, Santiago Rodríguez-Feijóo, Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, Vanessa Gómez-Navarro Rev Esp Salud Pública. Vol. 90: 29 de abril de 2016: e1-e14. http://www.msc.es/resp Fundamentos: El objetivo fue conocer si la reforma del copago farmacéutico español en 2012 ha afectado el consumo de los medicamentos para enfermedades […]

Concentrating Emergency Rooms: Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish? An Empirical Research on Scale Economies and Chain Economies in Emergency Rooms in Dutch Hospitals

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2drzZor on September 30, 2016 at 02:06AM Abstract In this paper, we address the issue of whether it is economically advantageous to concentrate emergency rooms (ERs) in large hospitals. Besides identifying economies of scale of ERs, we also focus on chain economies. The latter term refers to the effects on a […]

The mental health parity and addiction equity act evaluation study: impact on specialty behavioral health utilization and expenditures among “carve-out” enrollees

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2cFBbc5 on September 30, 2016 at 01:24AM Publication date: Source:Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Susan L. Ettner, Jessica Harwood, Amber Thalmayer, Michael K. Ong, Haiyong Xu, Michael J. Bresolin, Kenneth B. Wells, Chi-Hong Tseng, Francisca Azocar

the insecure universitariat

from Terry Flynn PhD at http://bit.ly/2dw8uLj on September 30, 2016 at 01:14AM Interesting article here about the casualisation of work in universities. It, perhaps, gives additional insights into my move into industry. Now, I’m not going to claim I was treated like the case study in the article for a minute. However, I’ve seen which […]

Comparison of post-authorisation measures from regulatory authorities with additional evidence requirements from the HTA body in Germany – are additional data requirements by the Federal Joint Committee justified?

from Health Economics Review at http://bit.ly/2dohOUf on September 29, 2016 at 02:30PM The aim of this study was to compare post-authorisation measures (PAMs) from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) with data requests in fixed-termed conditional appraisals of early benefit assessments from the …

Will the Administration’s Making Good on Billions of Dollars Due the Health Plans Solve Obamacare’s Exchange Problems?

from Health Care Policy and Marketplace … at http://bit.ly/2dhw4MK on September 29, 2016 at 01:47PM Amy Goldstein at the Washington Post is out with a story reporting that the Obama administration is looking to use an obscure federal law to pay billions of dollars in Obamacare risk corridor liabilities to participating insurance companies. You might […]

Is Prevention Better than Cure?

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/2duPsEX on September 29, 2016 at 12:56PM A growing body of research indicates that prevention offers the promise of better ways to maintain health and extend life. In this timely volume, Louise B. Russell shows that preventive measures are not as simple as often depicted—while many do improve health, […]

Is Prevention Better than Cure?

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/2duPsEX on September 29, 2016 at 12:31PM A growing body of research indicates that prevention offers the promise of better ways to maintain health and extend life. In this timely volume, Louise B. Russell shows that preventive measures are not as simple as often depicted—while many do improve health, […]

Politics and Health Care Organization

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/2d8NI63 on September 29, 2016 at 10:55AM Among various health cost containment strategies proposed during the 1970s, none has held more sustained fascination than the health maintenance organization (HMO). For many years, policy analysts in search of market- and incentive-based alternatives to “command and control” regulation have argued that […]

Beyond cost-effectiveness analysis

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/2d8Rkol on September 29, 2016 at 10:49AM Departures from Cost-Effectiveness Recommendations: The Impact of Health System Constraints on Priority Setting Cost-effectiveness may be considered a focal point for health economists. However the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Politics and Health Care Organization

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/2d8NI63 on September 29, 2016 at 10:31AM Among various health cost containment strategies proposed during the 1970s, none has held more sustained fascination than the health maintenance organization (HMO). For many years, policy analysts in search of market- and incentive-based alternatives to “command and control” regulation have argued that […]

Pros and Cons of Discussing Affordability vs Effectiveness Bedside

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2doKZmw on September 29, 2016 at 08:59AM Cancer care’s increasing costs in the United States have received a lot of attention lately, but when is the right time to discuss affordability vs effectiveness? Should clinicians discuss this with patients as part of their decision-making procedures? Read more here. […]

4 Steps to Value-Based Drug Pricing Negotiation

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2dx8yhK on September 29, 2016 at 08:29AM The Center for American Progress recently outlined a framework to establish a negotiation process for Medicare and private health care payers and incorporates comparative effectiveness research (CER). Learn more here. (Source: Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, Thomas Huelskoetter, Center for American Progress, 9/26/16)

AMCP Award and Fellow Nominations Open!

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2cNKHbv on September 29, 2016 at 07:28AM Nominations are now being accepted for the AMCP Awards Program. This is your opportunity to nominate your peers or yourself for outstanding contributions to the Academy. The following awards are accepting nominations: Distinguished Service Award Individual Contribution Award JMCP Award of […]

2016 Annual Lecture with Dame Sally Davies: 10 Years of NIHR: Achievements and Challenges for the Next Decade

from feed/http://bit.ly/1sYYZLQ at http://bit.ly/2dtI64E on September 29, 2016 at 04:52AM 2016 Annual Lecture with Dame Sally Davies: 10 Years of NIHR: Achievements and Challenges for the Next Decade Thursday, 29 September 2016 OHE’s annual lecture 2016 will be held on Monday 7 November at the Royal College of Physicians, London. The lecture will be given […]