Translation and cultural adaptation of the CLEFT-Q for use in Colombia, Chile, and Spain

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2iZJvUS on November 28, 2017 at 09:18AM Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is a common congenital craniofacial anomaly that may negatively affect an individual’s appearance, health-related quality of life, or speech. In Spain, Colombia, and Chile the ov…

Off-label prescribing

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2ibaJeh on November 28, 2017 at 04:23AM Off-label prescribing Written By: Jason Shafrin – Nov• 27•17 How frequently are pharmaceuticals used off label?  Perhaps more than you think.  Although these figures are a bit dated, Tabarrok (2000) details the extent of off-label prescribing in the U.S. as follows: According to a […]

Treatment-specific payment approaches: The case of macular degeneration

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/2ACnA0u on November 27, 2017 at 09:42PM By Paul Ginsburg, George A. Williams Further progress in alternative payment will likely require customizing the approach for particular treatments that account for large amounts of spending. For example, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is testing bundled payment for […]

Treatment-specific payment approaches: The case of macular degeneration

from Brookings: Topics – Health at http://brook.gs/2ACnA0u on November 27, 2017 at 09:29PM By Paul Ginsburg, George A. Williams Further progress in alternative payment will likely require customizing the approach for particular treatments that account for large amounts of spending. For example, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is testing bundled payment for […]

Cochlear obtains FDA approval for first remote programming option for cochlear implants

from Google Alert at http://bit.ly/2k5mgvW on November 27, 2017 at 08:20PM "Improved care delivery for those needing cochlear implant service should account for those who are medically fragile, geographically isolated, in need of transportation or impacted by weather-related issues," said Mickey Brown, Vice President, Health Economics and Access, Cochlear Americas.

Analysis Group Welcomes New Affiliates, Announces Consultant Promotions

from Google Alert at http://bit.ly/2iayCTg on November 27, 2017 at 08:20PM Crystal Pike applies her expertise in health economics, statistics, and large administrative claims and transaction-level databases to help resolve complex litigation and strategic business questions in a variety of contexts, including matters involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and …

The Relationship of Multiple Program Benefits and Employment to SSI/DI Enrollment and Reliance Among Working-Age Adults with Serious Mental Illness

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2Bh1zkb on November 27, 2017 at 06:57PM The study provides information about how SSA’s programs for people with psychiatric disabilities intersect and interact with other federal, state and local programs that provide cash and other benefits to people with disabilities, and how enrollment in these programs is affected by changes in […]

Lifespan dispersion in times of life expectancy fluctuation: the case of Central and Eastern Europe

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2iXgRDX on November 27, 2017 at 06:57PM Central and Eastern Europe have experienced considerable instability in mortality since the 1960s. Long periods of stagnating life expectancy were followed by rapid increases in life expectancy and in some cases even more rapid declines before more recent periods of improvement. These trends have […]

Early-life correlates of later-life well-being: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2BfZDbO on November 27, 2017 at 06:57PM We here use data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) to provide one of the first analyses of the distal (early-life) and proximal (later-life) correlates of older-life subjective well-being. Unusually, we have two distinct measures of the latter: happiness and eudaimonia. Even after controlling […]

The task composition and work-related mental health – a descriptive study

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2n8WYyr on November 27, 2017 at 06:57PM This paper analyzes the relationship between work-related mental health problems and multitasking (the number of different tasks at work) in two cross sections from the German working population in 2006 and 2012. The analysis is exploratory and hence, descriptive. For an additional task, medium […]

Education and work-related mental health – higher educated employees are worse off

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2zHYe13 on November 27, 2017 at 06:57PM This paper analyzes the relationship between work-related mental health and education in the German working population using cross sectional survey data from 2006 and 2012. Low education is associated with lower mild health problems, higher education with increased mild and medium severe problems. In […]

The causal effect of multitasking on work-related mental health – the more you do, the worse you feel

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2n8WU1F on November 27, 2017 at 06:57PM This paper analyses whether there is a causal relationship between work-related mental health problems and multitasking, the number of tasks performed at work. The data comes from two cross sectional surveys on the German working population. The empirical strategies uses technological change as an […]

New medical research centre for Oman

from Google Alert at http://bit.ly/2zHOsw7 on November 27, 2017 at 02:09PM These themes are also part of The Research Council’s (TRC) and Ministry of Health’s (MOH) strategic areas for research in the health sector, including blood disorders, genetic/inherited diseases, cancer, mental and neurological disorders, public health, health information systems, and health economics …