How Can Workers’ Compensation Systems Promote Occupational Safety and Health?

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2ooqTAq on August 31, 2018 at 11:16PM Stakeholders involved in workers’ compensation systems have long voiced concerns about the extent to which workers’ compensation serves to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) and the well-being of injured workers. However, it is not clear how much consensus […]

Structured physiotherapy including a work place intervention for patients with neck and/or back pain in primary care: an economic evaluation

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2C1P15i on August 31, 2018 at 07:58PM Abstract A cluster-randomized controlled trial, WorkUp, was conducted for working-aged patients at risk of sick leave or on short-term sick leave due to acute/subacute neck and/or back pain in Sweden. The purpose of WorkUp was to facilitate participants to stay […]

Long-term medical costs of Alzheimer’s disease: matched cohort analysis

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2otLh3a on August 31, 2018 at 07:58PM Abstract Objectives Medical costs associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are characterised by uncertainty and are often presented in a format unsuitable for decision modelling. We set out to estimate long-term medical costs attributable to AD compared to the general population for […]

MAPS Sponsoring PharmaTimes Medical and Scientific Excellence Awards

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2wAEDf5 on August 31, 2018 at 06:28PM The Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) announced Friday it is sponsoring PharmaTimes Media’s 2018 Medical and Scientific Excellence Awards. According to an email, the awards aim to recognize top talent among medical and scientific teams in the pharmaceutical industry. “These rewards […]

Article Spotlights Publication Planning

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2N5DpCU on August 31, 2018 at 05:58PM Costello Medical’s Danielle Sheard and Sara Steeves take a look at some key aspects of publication planning in a recent article published on the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals’ website. One significant, albeit time-consuming, tool in a research team’s toolkit […]

Effects of undocumented immigrants exclusion from health care coverage in Spain

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2wvipMh on August 31, 2018 at 03:37PM Publication date: Available online 30 August 2018 Source: Health Policy Author(s): L. Peralta-Gallego, J. Gené-Badia, P. Gallo Abstract BACKGROUND In 2012 the Spanish government passed Royal Decree-Law 16/2012 (RDL) aimed at containing public expenditure in response to the economic crisis. This RDL redefined just […]

Digitized patient–provider interaction: How does it matter? A qualitative meta-synthesis

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2C51CF1 on August 31, 2018 at 02:52PM Publication date: Available online 31 August 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Hege K. Andreassen, Kari Dyb, Carl R. May, Catherine J. Pope, Line L. Warth Abstract Sociological interest in the digitization of health has predominantly been studied using qualitative approaches. […]

“We’ve all had patients who’ve died …” Hiding emotion in ideals of competence in the socialisation of junior doctors

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2N7QXNW on August 31, 2018 at 02:52PM Publication date: Available online 30 August 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Sophie Crowe, Ruairi Brugha Abstract Although there is reasonably rich literature on socialisation in medical schools, few studies have investigated emotional socialisation among qualified doctors; specifically how specialist training […]

Blasphemy as a repugnant transaction. versus free speech as a protected transaction

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2C4lXKt on August 31, 2018 at 01:10PM Here’s a headline from The Guardian which basically tells the whole of the news story: Muhammad cartoon contest in Netherlands sparks Pakistan protestsIslamist leader says ‘only jihad’ is sufficient to punish ‘blasphemous’ Wilders stunt "The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has termed the event […]

A Little-Known Windfall for Some Hospitals, Now Facing Big Cuts

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/2PUokCL on August 31, 2018 at 12:04PM The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2018, The New York Times Company). Research for this piece was supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Most hospitals are nonprofit and justify their exemption from taxation with community service and charity care. But the Trump […]

Level of Evidence in Economic Evaluations of Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices: A Systematic Review

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2wvST9v on August 31, 2018 at 08:04AM Abstract Objectives The objective of the present work was to assess the level of evidence in economic evaluations of percutaneous left atrial appendage closure devices, and to test the complementarity of three different tools for assessing the quality of economic […]

Dr Paul Tappenden as Guest Editor on themed issue of PharmacoEconomics – ‘Improving transparency in decision models’

from Health Economics and Decision Science Blog @ ScHARR at http://bit.ly/2wspWvi on August 31, 2018 at 07:00AM Dr Paul Tappenden Dr Paul Tappenden has taken on the role of Guest Editor for a themed issue of PharmacoEconomics on the topic of improving transparency in decision models. Details of the call are available here – https://adisintouch.com/2018/07/12/pec-cfp-july18/ […]

The big tech innovation from Amazon-Bershire Hathway-JP Morgan joint venture could be…

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2wBUdIj on August 31, 2018 at 06:38AM Narrow networks?  That is one proposition from Bill Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, in an article from Business Insider.  Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger, prefers the Kaiser model. “If the whole nation had Kaiser Permanente care, the average quality of the care […]

ICER: List Price of Patisiran for Amyloidosis Exceeds Standard Cost-Effectiveness Levels

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2NaVAXX on August 30, 2018 at 11:44PM The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) latest evidence report found that the list price of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ patisiran to treat hereditary transthyretin (hATTR) amyloidosis is not aligned with standard cost-effectiveness thresholds. “Available data on clinical effectiveness suggests that these […]

James Mirrlees 1936-2018

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2PSodY7 on August 30, 2018 at 08:55PM Here’s the brief initial announcement from the University of Cambridge: Professor Sir James Mirrlees 1936-2018 "It is with great sadness that I write to say that Professor Sir James Mirrlees has passed away. Jim died yesterday at his home in Cambridge. "Jim is widely […]

Cost Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Approach for Hypertension Control in Low-Income Settings in Argentina: Trial-Based Analysis of the Hypertension Control Program in Argentina

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2PSPkTd on August 30, 2018 at 02:30PM Publication date: Available online 30 August 2018 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Federico Augustovski, Martín Chaparro, Alfredo Palacios, Lizheng Shi, Andrea Beratarrechea, Vilma Irazola, Adolfo Rubinstein, Katherine Mills, Jiang He, Andrés Pichon Riviere Abstract Background A recent cluster randomized trial evaluating a multicomponent […]

Three Key Considerations for Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Support Patient Engagement

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/2Nvgbmx on August 30, 2018 at 01:58PM Three Key Considerations for Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Support Patient Engagement Digital health technology and its implications for patient engagement were hot topics at both AcademyHealth’s 2018 Health Datapalooza and Annual Research Meeting (ARM) conferences. At Health Datapalooza, experts discussed emerging capabilities to […]

An experimental investigation into the transmission of antivax attitudes using a fictional health controversy

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2C2q49W on August 30, 2018 at 01:52PM Publication date: Available online 30 August 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Ángel V. Jiménez, Joseph M. Stubbersfield, Jamshid J. Tehrani Abstract Rationale. Although vaccines are an invaluable weapon in combatting diseases, they are often surrounded by controversy. Vaccine controversies usually […]

Forecasting and foreclosing futures: The temporal dissonance of advance care directives

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2oknDps on August 30, 2018 at 01:52PM Publication date: Available online 29 August 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Tanya Zivkovic Abstract Advance care directives situate persons as rational and self-determining actors who can make anticipatory plans about their futures. This paper critically examines how people interpret individual […]

Exploring Different Strategies of Assessing the Economic Impact of Multiple Diabetes-Associated Complications and Their Interactions: A Large Claims-Based Study in Germany

from PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/2NvVhno on August 30, 2018 at 09:33AM Abstract Background In the context of an aging population with increasing diabetes prevalence, people are living longer with diabetes, which leads to increased multimorbidity and economic burden. Objective The primary aim was to explore different strategies that address the economic impact of multiple type 2 […]

Socioeconomic and demographic factors modify observed relationship between caregiving intensity and three dimensions of quality of life in informal adult children caregivers

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2wo49VG on August 30, 2018 at 02:36AM The relationship between informal caregiving intensity and caregiver health is well-established, though research suggests this may vary by caregiver demographics. The aim of this exploratory study is to assess…