What to expect in 2019

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2GOG3eg on December 31, 2018 at 08:14PM Here’s a brief summary of some leading thinkers thoughts about what to expect in 2019 in health. Have a health and happy New Year! Cleveland Clinic top 10 innovations of 2019. BBC gives 6 things to look out for in health in the UK […]

The Association Between Adiposity and Inpatient Hospital Costs in the UK Biobank Cohort

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2CI4RjO on December 31, 2018 at 03:03PM Abstract Background High adiposity is associated with higher risks for a variety of adverse health outcomes, including higher rates of age-adjusted mortality and increased morbidity. This has important implications for the management of healthcare systems, since the endocrinal, cardiometabolic and […]

Subjective and objective quality reporting and choice of hospital: Evidence from maternal care services in Germany

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2TkgMKa on December 31, 2018 at 11:23AM We study patient choice of healthcare provider based on both objective and subjective quality measures in the context of maternal care hospital services in Germany. Objective measures are obtained from publicly reported clinical indicators, while subjective measures are based on satisfaction scores from a […]

The Long-term Consequences of the Global 1918 Influenza Pandemic: A Systematic Analysis of 117 IPUMS International Census Data Sets

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2CI1sl2 on December 31, 2018 at 11:23AM Several country-level studies, including a prominent one for the United States, have identified long-term effects of in-utero exposure to the 1918 influenza pandemic (also known as the Spanish Flu) on economic outcomes in adulthood. In-utero conditions are theoretically linked to adult health and socioeconomic […]