Validation of the Spanish version of the Oxford knee score and assessment of its utility to characterize quality of life of patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis: a multicentric study

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2fzpsKY on September 30, 2017 at 10:33AM Knee osteoarthritis (OA) represents a heavy burden for patients and the society as a whole. The Oxford Knee Score (OKS) is a well known tool to assess the quality of life in patients with Knee OA. The purpose …

Validity and test retest reliability of the vascular quality of life Questionnaire-6: a short form of a disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument for patients with peripheral arterial disease

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2fyyCHE on September 30, 2017 at 10:33AM Many existing patient-reported outcome measures are extensive regarding both patient burden and administration, and in terms of analysing and reporting results. The VascuQoL-6 (VQ6) – a short version of the or…

Quality of life improvement after a three-year course of sublingual immunotherapy in patients with house dust mite and grass pollen induced allergic rhinitis: results from real-life

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2xF1l8k on September 30, 2017 at 10:33AM Along with its high prevalence, the burden of allergic rhinitis rests upon the serious impact on quality of life of patients. Allergic rhinitis is associated with impairments in daily activities, work and scho…

The impact of a mosquito net voucher subsidy programme on incremental ownership: The case of the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2xGEG9l on September 29, 2017 at 05:19PM Abstract The subsidisation of mosquito nets has been widely used to increase ownership in countries where malaria represents a public health problem. However, an important question that has not been addressed empirically is how far net subsidy programmes increase ownership above the level that […]

Optimal compensation rule under provider adverse selection and moral hazard

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2xCJGOF on September 29, 2017 at 05:19PM Summary Although healthcare provider payments have been studied extensively in the literature, little is known about the optimal compensation rule when, in addition to unobservable provider effort (moral hazard), the provider’s ability type is also private information (adverse selection). We find that when only […]

Biopharma Companies Pledge $500,000 to PAI’s hēRo3

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2xPjjVm on September 29, 2017 at 04:46PM PAI announced three biopharma companies have pooled $500,000 for the final development phase of its hēRo3, a new open-source platform for running cost-effectiveness models. The platform is slated to undergo extensive testing in October by PAI’s development partners and HTA agencies. […]

UMD School of Pharmacy Offers Course on Healthcare Quality

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2fDnnRO on September 29, 2017 at 03:45PM The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is offering an online course titled “Healthcare Quality: Measurement and Implications.” The course, according to the college’s website, will examine the healthcare industry since the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Participants will delve into “national […]