Healthcare Triage Podcast: Can we cure Alzheimer’s Disease? The facts about the disease, and the state of the research.

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/2NVdqe7 on July 31, 2018 at 08:20PM The Healthcare Triage podcast returns, now in collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine! We’re starting this thing off talking to Dr. Liana Apostolova about Alzheimer’s disease. What is Alzheimer’s? How is it treated? What’s the most promising line of research? All this […]

ICER to Assess Comparative Clinical Effectiveness of AVXS-101, Nusinersen

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2vnr02i on July 31, 2018 at 07:02PM The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review on Tuesday announced plans to evaluate the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of Novartis’ AVXS-101 and Biogen’s nusinersen for treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). According to a press release, the report will be reviewed […]

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (2 Positions Available)

from ASHEcon at http://bit.ly/2NVSS5i on July 31, 2018 at 03:53PM   Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne, Australia Salary: Level B (Research Fellow) $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. Level C (Senior Research Fellow) $120,993 – $139,510 p.a. plus 17% superannuation Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.  The Melbourne […]

Personal subjectivity in clinician recommendations about retirement from sports post-concussion

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2M5kRyX on July 31, 2018 at 07:39AM Publication date: Available online 31 July 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Emily Kroshus, Christine M. Baugh, William P. Meehan, Kasisomayajula Viswanath Abstract Background There is increasing discussion about the number of concussions after which an athlete should discontinue participating in […]

How to design a pragmatic trial

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2Ki7g5G on July 31, 2018 at 06:39AM How do you design a good clinical trial?  Clearly, the trial design depends on what question you are answering. For instance consider the dichotomy between an explanatory and pragmatic trial: A pragmatic randomised trial is undertaken in the “real world” and with usual […]

Health polarization and inequalities across Europe: an empirical approach

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2AATTxV on July 31, 2018 at 05:21AM Abstract This paper examines inequality and polarization in self-assessed health, contributing towards the limited research existing on health economics. We use data from the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) to investigate the relationship between health inequality and polarization across 27 […]

Economic Implications of Pathogen Reduced and Bacterially Tested Platelet Components: A US Hospital Budget Impact Model

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2mZShE6 on July 31, 2018 at 05:07AM Abstract Background US FDA draft guidance includes pathogen reduction (PR) or secondary rapid bacterial testing (RT) in its recommendations for mitigating risk of platelet component (PC) bacterial contamination. An interactive budget impact model was created for hospitals to use when […]

Implementation of a politically initiated national clinical guideline for cardiac rehabilitation in hospitals and municipalities in Denmark

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2NZo7MS on July 31, 2018 at 01:40AM Publication date: Available online 30 July 2018 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Cecilie Lindström Egholm, Henriette Knold Rossau, Per Nilsen, Gitte Bunkenborg, Morten Hulvej Rod, Patrick Doherty, Paul Bartels, Lotte Helmark, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler Abstract A politically initiated national clinical guideline was launched in Denmark in […]

RAND Hospital Data

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2NWr68v on July 30, 2018 at 11:13PM The RAND Hospital Data tool is an effort to enhance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System to make them more useful and accessible to a broad audience.

Paying for what kind of performance? Performance pay and multitasking in mission-oriented jobs

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2n1FoJT on July 30, 2018 at 10:43PM How does pay-for-performance (P4P) impact productivity, multitasking, and the composition of workers in mission-oriented jobs? These are central issues in sectors like education or healthcare. We conduct a laboratory experiment, manipulating compensation and mission, to answer these questions. We find that P4P has positive […]

Who Cares About the Doctor-Patient Relationship? A Review of “Next In Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health”

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2AwgHii on July 30, 2018 at 10:07PM By KIP SULLIVAN, JD A mere two decades ago, the headlines were filled with stories about the “HMO backlash.” HMOs (which in the popular media meant most insurance companies) were the subject of cartoons, the butt of jokes by comedians, and the target of numerous […]

Digital Health and the Two-Canoe Problem

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2Apx28c on July 30, 2018 at 09:10PM By DAN O’NEILL Digital Health and the Two-Canoe Problem As healthcare gradually tilts from volume to value, physicians and hospitals fear the instability of straddling “two canoes.” Value-based contracts demand very different business and practices and clinical habits from those which maximize fee-for-service revenue, but […]