Outcomes-based Contracts on the Rise

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2qCaRCu on May 31, 2017 at 04:18PM A new Avalere report surveyed United States health plans and shows around 30 percent currently negotiating one or more outcomes-based contracts. This report breaks everything down by specialty. See more here. (Source: Laura Dyrda, Becker’s ASCReview, 5/30/17)

After-hours GP home visits strain the budget (and don’t help emergency departments)

from The Conversation – health economics at http://bit.ly/2rcpcs8 on May 31, 2017 at 02:42PM After-hours home medical services are offered with bulk billing. But are they the best use of taxpayers’ money? from http://www.shutterstock.com After-hours home medical services are a burden on our health budget and don’t ease the strain on emergency departments after all, […]

Former FDA Commissioner on the FDA and RWE

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2rqg3MR on May 31, 2017 at 02:17PM Former FDA Commissioner, Robert Califf, MD, was recently interviewed ahead of the upcoming Data, Evidence and Access Summit 2017, on his views on the prevalence of real world evidence (RWE) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s acceptance of it. Find […]

Telomere Length and Neighborhood Circumstances

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2rl5oRt on May 31, 2017 at 01:18PM Background Multilevel frameworks suggest neighborhood circumstances influence biology; however, this relationship is not well studied. Telomere length (TL) shortening has been associated with individual-level and neighborhood-level exposures and disease and may provide insights into underlying biologic mechanisms linking neighborhood […]

Racial/ethnic Differences in Perception of Need for Mental Health Treatment in a US National Sample

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2qBKQHz on May 31, 2017 at 01:18PM Purpose To resolve contradictory evidence regarding racial/ethnic differences in perceived need for mental health treatment in the USA using a large and diverse epidemiologic sample. Methods Samples from 6 years of a repeated cross-sectional survey of the US civilian […]