House Republicans can improve the bipartisan health bill

from Brookings: Topics – Health at on November 30, 2017 at 11:26PM By Robert C. Pozen The Senate has a good chance of passing a sensible bill, put forward by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), to stabilize American health-insurance. But to get the bill through the House, Democrats will […]

What does “value” really mean?

from Healthcare Economist at on November 30, 2017 at 08:48PM An interesting article in Stat makes the important point that although there is much talk about “value” in the media and health policy world, the exact definition of “value” depends on your presepective. But a survey released Wednesday by the University of Utah shows that, […]

Health-care cuts in GOP tax bill will cost people and states more long-term

from Google Alert at on November 30, 2017 at 08:11PM The Senate Republican tax bill seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision. The will do this by using the proceeds to partially offset over a trillion-and-a-half-dollar deficit that the bill would create. While it sounds nearly painless that repealing this health-care […]

Organ donation and transplantation data from around the world

from Market Design at on November 30, 2017 at 01:32PM The International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation  maintains an informative international database.Here’s a list of the files they show… WORLDWIDE ACTUAL DECEASED DONORS (PMP) 2013 WORLDWIDE LIVING DONORS (PMP) 2013 WORLDWIDE DCD DONORS (PMP) 2013 WORLDWIDE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FROM DECEASED DONORS (PMP) 2013 WORLDWIDE […]

Eugen Münch-Preis 2017 für Versorgungsforschung geht an Dmitrij Achelrod

from HCHE News at on November 30, 2017 at 11:46AM Der Eugen Münch-Preis für innovative Gesundheitsversorgung 2017 geht in der Kategorie Versorgungsforschung an den Hamburger Wissenschaftler Dmitrij Achelrod. Achelrod belegt in seiner Arbeit, dass durch Telemonitoring die Versorgung von COPD-Patienten verbessert und gleichzeitig Kosten gespart werden können. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 20.000 Euro dotiert. […]

Reform strategies for the NHS: effective or cosmetic cladding? – Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE Guest Pemberton Lecture recording.

from Health Economics and Decision Science Blog @ ScHARR at on November 30, 2017 at 11:19AM Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE delivered the latest ScHARR Pemberton Lecture with the title: Reform strategies for the NHS: effective or cosmetic cladding. The recording of the lecture can be viewed here.The NHS is the largest, highest profile, most complex […]

Professor Jimmy Steele

from Google Alert at on November 30, 2017 at 07:41AM These are carried out every ten years and are key to assessing the country’s oral health. Steele’s research included work in primary care, clinical trials, health economics and measuring quality of life. He also wrote or contributed to a number of books dealing with […]

Small changes to homes can improve quality of life and relieve pressure on NHS and social care

from Google Alert at on November 29, 2017 at 07:13PM Jane Powell, Professor of Public Health Economics at UWE Bristol, said: "Developing more preventive strategies, and making small changes to the home environment, will reduce risk and help people to live safely and well at home independently for longer." Despite the strong evidence of […]

Endovascular strategy more effective than open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

from Google Alert at on November 29, 2017 at 07:13PM Endovascular strategy may be more beneficial than open repair treatment in patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. In patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, an endovascular strategy is associated with a better survival rate, higher quality adjusted life years, and decreased …

CMS Posts Three New Documents

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at on November 29, 2017 at 04:43PM The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday posted three new documents, including its 2019 Draft Letter to Issuers in the Federally-Facilitated Exchange. According to Health Affairs, CMS also posted the Guidance on Unified Rate Review Timeline: Proposed Timing […]