2018 Demographic Trends

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2Sl8t0E on December 27, 2018 at 06:33PM HC Statistics 2018 Demographic Trends Continuing my series highlighting key trends from 2018, I summarize a post from Aviva Rutkin of The Conversation identifying key demographic trends in 2018. These include: Decreased U.S. life expectancy. […]

Is CareMore Health’s Population Health Management Model Disruptive?

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2SiDmmA on December 27, 2018 at 04:03PM By REBECCA FOGG  Fueled by Americans’ urgent need for better chronic disease care and insurers’ march from fee-for-service to value-based payments, innovation in population health management is accelerating across the health care industry. But it’s hardly new, and CareMore Health, a recent acquisition of publicly-traded […]

‘Falling from grace’ and ‘rising from rags’: Intergenerational educational mobility and depressive symptoms

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Q4Rpdw on December 27, 2018 at 10:03AM Publication date: Available online 27 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Alexi Gugushvili, Yizhang Zhao, Erzsébet Bukodi Abstract With this study, we make a number of contributions to the ongoing debate on the implications of intergenerational mobility for individuals’ health. […]

OHE Achievements in 2018

from News at http://bit.ly/2SmZiNo on December 27, 2018 at 07:20AM 2018 was OHE’s second full year as a not-for-profit group. During the year, OHE’s team of 20 people authored 39 published peer reviewed journal articles and gave 58 lectures and conference presentations. We posted 22 in-house OHE publications on our website, hosted 6 lunchtime seminars […]

Can time heal all wounds? An empirical assessment of adaptation to functional limitations in an older population

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Q35msl on December 26, 2018 at 10:27AM Publication date: Available online 26 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Anne de Hond, Pieter Bakx, Matthijs Versteegh Abstract Chronic diseases and functional limitations may have serious and persistent consequences for one’s quality of life (QoL). Over time, however, their […]

Did the expansion of free GP care impact demand for Emergency Department attendances? A difference-in-differences analysis

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2V4JQHv on December 26, 2018 at 10:27AM Publication date: Available online 26 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Brendan Walsh, Anne Nolan, Aoife Brick, Conor Keegan Abstract The removal of co-payments for General Practitioner (GP) services has been shown to increase utilisation of GP care. The introduction […]

Exploring the meaning of pro-vaccine activism across two countries

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2CyKkhG on December 25, 2018 at 02:34PM Publication date: Available online 25 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Samantha Vanderslott Abstract While vaccine-critical activism has been widely documented and discussed, comparatively little has been said about the concerted response of pro-vaccine activists defending the majority view. This […]

Structural competency in emergency medicine services for transgender and gender non-conforming patients

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2T8GgtV on December 25, 2018 at 02:34PM Publication date: Available online 24 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Cathleen Willging, Lara Gunderson, Daniel Shattuck, Robert Sturm, Adrien Lawyer, Cameron Crandall Abstract In this formative qualitative research, we draw upon the concepts of structural vulnerability and structural competency […]

Persuasive bodies: Testimonies of deep brain stimulation and Parkinson’s on YouTube

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2CyKbe8 on December 25, 2018 at 02:34PM Publication date: Available online 24 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): John Gardner, Narelle Warren, Courtney Addison, Gabby Samuel Abstract Contemporary publics actively engage with diverse forms of media when seeking health-related information. The hugely popular digital media platform YouTube […]

Legal mobilization in medicine: Nurses, rape kits, and the emergence of forensic nursing in the United States since the 1970s

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2TcagFw on December 25, 2018 at 02:34PM Publication date: Available online 24 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jaimie Morse Abstract Routine administration of the sexual assault medical forensic exam (commonly known as the “rape kit”) is one of the most significant healthcare reforms advanced by the […]

Understanding and preventing situations of abuse in health care – Navigation work in a Swedish palliative care setting

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2CyK0Qg on December 25, 2018 at 02:34PM Publication date: Available online 24 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jelmer Brüggemann, Alma Persson, Barbro Wijma Abstract In their everyday work, health professionals find themselves in situations that they perceive to be abusive to patients. Such situations can trigger […]

Cost Effectiveness of Reclassifying Triptans in Australia: Application of an Economic Evaluation Approach to Regulatory Decisions

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2CyymF2 on December 25, 2018 at 11:33AM Publication date: Available online 24 December 2018 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Bonny Parkinson, Mutsa Gumbie, Henry Cutler, Natalie Gauld, Virginia Mumford, Philip Haywood Abstract Background Migraine is a common, chronic, disabling headache disorder. Triptans, used as an acute treatment for migraine, are […]

Health differentials between citizens and immigrants in Europe: A heterogeneous convergence

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2LAeKCZ on December 24, 2018 at 03:51PM Publication date: Available online 23 December 2018 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Marwân-al-Qays Bousmah, Jean-Baptiste Combes, Mohammad Abu-Zaineh Abstract The literature on immigration and health has provided mixed evidence on the health differentials between immigrants and citizens, while a growing body of evidence alludes to […]

Dynamics of intervention adoption, implementation, and maintenance inside organizations: The case of an obesity prevention initiative

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Ly49IX on December 24, 2018 at 02:28PM Publication date: Available online 23 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Mohammad S. Jalali, Hazhir Rahmandad, Sally Lawrence Bullock, Seung Hee Lee-Kwan, Joel Gittelsohn, Alice Ammerman Abstract Overall impact of public health prevention interventions relies not only on the average […]

Birthright citizenship and birth tourism

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2Q2mr5I on December 24, 2018 at 01:28PM Birthright citizenship (i.e. every child born within the country is a citizen) is (perhaps unsurprisingly) a new-world phenomenon: it occurs widely in the Americas, which were populated largely by immigrants. The map comes from: Birthright Citizenship in the United States–A Global Comparison Prosperous countries […]

Forecasting life expectancy

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/2Lw5OPe on December 23, 2018 at 10:24AM Forecasting life expectancy, years of life lost, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 250 causes of death: reference and alternative scenarios for 2016–40 for 195 countries and… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Are Consumers Willing to Pay for a Broad Network Health Plan?: Evidence from Covered California

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2PZHlCm on December 23, 2018 at 09:52AM Publication date: Available online 21 December 2018 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Coleman Drake Abstract Health Insurance Marketplaces have received considerable attention for their narrow network health plans. Yet, little is known about consumer tastes for network breadth and how they […]

Welfare state apocalypsis

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/2AaV0Sc on December 22, 2018 at 05:33PM WILL POPULATION AGEING SPELL THE END OF THE WELFARE STATE? Too many people argue over the end of welfare state. There are reasons for concern, but apocalyptic views are unnecessary. A new book… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full […]

Evidence-Based Satire

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2rPJ9Ej on December 22, 2018 at 03:26PM By SAURABH JHA Sequels generally disappoint. Jason couldn’t match the fear he generated in the original Friday the 13th. The sequel to the Parachute, a satirical piece canvassing PubMed for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing parachutes to placebo, matched its brilliance, and even exceeded it, […]

Medical care as a U.S. export

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2PYYTP8 on December 22, 2018 at 01:47PM Travel for medical care is sometimes viewed with some repugnance, as the names "transplant tourism" and "fertility tourism" suggest.  (In the case of transplants, particularly from deceased donors, there is sometimes the suggestion that scarce national resources shouldn’t be squandered on foreign patients.)  But […]

No wink of sleep: Population sleep characteristics in response to the brexit poll and the 2016 U.S. presidential election

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2QJqau6 on December 22, 2018 at 01:21PM Publication date: Available online 22 December 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jiří Anýž, Eduard Bakštein, Daniela Dudysová, Karolína Veldová, Monika Kliková, Eva Fárková, Jana Kopřivová, Filip Španiel Abstract Introduction Personal well-being, including people’s sleep characteristics, is affected by a variety […]

Links

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2GAGt83 on December 22, 2018 at 07:45AM “The influence of referring physicians is dramatically greater than the effect of patient cost-sharing” Why is Obamacare enrollment down? One simple reason why value-based care may fail: poor patient attribution methods. MDMA for PTSD. Do veterans prefer VA or Medicare? Amazon Prime Health?