Health in 2 point 00, Episode 13

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2GFJ1Ay on March 29, 2018 at 06:40AM Jessica DaMassa asks Matthew Holt all the questions she can about health & technology in 2 minutes. Today’s firing of VA Secretary Shulkin dominated the conversation, but there was time for a quick word on Oscar Health and what its recent huge funding round meant–Matthew […]

Links

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2GViNaE on March 29, 2018 at 05:59AM Cost of chronic pain. Patient-centered tools for choosing cancer treatments What we know about diet: two articles MISCs. AMA CEO on digital health.

Impact of care at foster homes on the health-related quality of life of HIV-infected children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study from India

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/2Gh3w2Z on March 29, 2018 at 12:33AM Abstract Purpose To assess the impact of care at foster homes on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children living with HIV (CLHIV), attending a referral ART Centre, and to compare their HRQOL with children living in their own homes. Methods […]

Development and preliminary validation of the food intolerance Quality of Life Questionnaire (FIQLQ): Adult Form

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/2GBXGfO on March 29, 2018 at 12:33AM Abstract Background Approximately 20% of children and adults avoid certain foods because of perceived food intolerance. Valid and reliable health-related quality of life instruments are needed to measure changes following clinical, therapeutic or policy interventions. However, there are no disease-specific quality of […]

Modernizing quality of life assessment: development of a multidimensional computerized adaptive questionnaire for patients with schizophrenia

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/2Gm2Vx3 on March 29, 2018 at 12:33AM Abstract Objective Quality of life (QoL) is still assessed using paper-based and fixed-length questionnaires, which is one reason why QoL measurements have not been routinely implemented in clinical practice. Providing new QoL measures that combine computer technology with modern measurement theory may […]

Minimal clinically important differences in the EORTC QLQ-C30 and brief pain inventory in patients undergoing re-irradiation for painful bone metastases

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/2GBXsoY on March 29, 2018 at 12:33AM Abstract Purpose The EORTC QLQ-C30 and the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) are validated tools for measuring quality of life (QOL) and the impact of pain in patients with advanced cancer. Interpretation of these instrument scores can be challenging and it is difficult […]

Can the Introduction of a Full-Service Supermarket in a Food Desert Improve Residents’ Economic Status and Health?

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2E0wORn on March 28, 2018 at 10:15PM Locating a new supermarket in a low-income neighborhood may improve residents’ economic well-being and health. Policymakers should consider broad impacts of neighborhood investment that could translate into improved health for residents of underserved neighborhoods.

Erin Trish

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2pM8e2j on March 28, 2018 at 10:05PM By Kevin Thibodeaux Erin Trish is a nonresident fellow with the Center for Health Policy in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings. She is also an Assistant Research Professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship […]

Erin Trish

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2pM8e2j on March 28, 2018 at 10:00PM By Kevin Thibodeaux Erin Trish is a nonresident fellow with the Center for Health Policy in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings. She is also an Assistant Research Professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship […]

One Size Fits All?

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2pNINNb on March 28, 2018 at 09:15PM Among three state-level tobacco policies (cigarette taxation, tobacco control spending, and smoke-free air laws, only taxation significantly reduced smoking among the general adult population.

Three Perspectives on RWE, Adaptive Pathways

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2GfqH1Q on March 28, 2018 at 06:24PM ORPHA Strategy Consulting’s David Schwicker offered three different perspectives involving real-world evidence and adaptive pathways in a write up published on PharmExec.Com. Schwicker spotlights a three-person panel during ISPOR’s 2017 Annual European Congress in the U.K. which included the perspectives of […]

CMS Could Reject MassHealth’s Bid for Closed Drug Formulary

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2usaoZV on March 28, 2018 at 05:23PM U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials are poised to turn down Massachusetts’ bid to use closed formularies for cheaper brand drug prices in Medicaid, InsideHealthPolicy reports. Azar, according to an unidentified […]

Obinutuzumab with Bendamustine for Treating Follicular Lymphoma Refractory to Rituximab: An Evidence Review Group Perspective of a NICE Single Technology Appraisal

from PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/2Ge8wJC on March 28, 2018 at 02:48PM Abstract As part of its single technology appraisal process, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer of obinutuzumab (Roche) to submit evidence on its clinical and cost effectiveness when used in combination with bendamustine in patients with follicular lymphoma […]

Psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), derived from a large German community sample

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/2GdwKjf on March 27, 2018 at 05:33PM Abstract Purpose The aim of this study was to test psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), to provide normative values, and to analyze associations between life satisfaction and sociodemographic and behavioral data. Methods A German community sample (n = 9711) with […]

RTI Health Solutions Offers On-Demand Webinar on PROs in Oncology Clinical Trials

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2ukVu7S on March 27, 2018 at 05:12PM RTI Health Solutions announced its recent webinar, titled “Common Challenges and Solutions in Analysis and Reporting of PROs in Oncology Clinical Trials,” is now available to watch on demand. Webinar presenters include: Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment Principal Scientist Ari Gnanasakthy; Biostatistics Director […]