Jean-Éric Tarride to be new CHEPA Director

from NewsFeed at http://bit.ly/2oqQWFI on March 31, 2017 at 05:05PM Professor Jean-Éric Tarride has been appointed Director of CHEPA, effective May 1, 2017 pending final approval from McMaster’s governing bodies. The announcement was made March 31 by Dr. Stephen Collins, Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Tarride succeeds Michel Grignon who was appointed Director in […]

User Fees in General Practice: Willingness to Pay and Potential Substitution Patterns—Results from a Danish GP Patient Survey

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2nEyWaU on March 31, 2017 at 12:24PM Abstract Background Increases in public expenditures to general practitioner (GP) services and specialist care have spurred debate over whether to implement user fees for healthcare services such as GP consultations in Denmark. Objective The objective of this study was to […]

Predicting Productivity Losses from Health-Related Quality of Life Using Patient Data

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2oicDuo on March 31, 2017 at 12:24PM Abstract Objective This paper estimates productivity loss using the health of the patient in order to allow indirect estimation of these costs for inclusion in economic evaluation. Methods Data from two surveys of inpatients [Health outcomes data repository (HODaR) sample […]

The Child Sexual Abuse Conspiracy

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2nHJNCN on March 31, 2017 at 09:46AM BY DAVID INTROCASO (After this essay was submitted to THCB the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on March 28th titled, “Protecting Young Athletes From Sexual Abuse.” USA Gymnastics refused to appear and provide testimony likely, in part, because USA Gymnastics’ President, Steve Penny, was […]