Gottlieb Touts Potential of RWE, RWD

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2BabUku on January 30, 2019 at 04:02PM Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Monday at the Bipartisan Policy Center conference touted the potential of real-world evidence, saying the agency will make the integration of real-world data and RWE a “key priority for the FDA.” The […]

Study Focuses on Sources, Methods Behind Range of Drug Spending Estimates

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2sVKLgD on January 30, 2019 at 03:32PM A recent study published in ISPOR’s Value in Health aimed to better understand the discrepancies in prescription drug spending figures cited by a number of familiar entities, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, AHIP and the Kaiser Family Foundation. […]

Poor Attendance from Pharma at Hearing Prompts Threats by Senators

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2CUEB4V on January 30, 2019 at 03:02PM Pharmaceutical companies were reportedly few and far between at Tuesday’s (Jan. 29) Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug pricing, and that poor attendance has some policymakers fuming, FierceHealthcare reports. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley said a number of companies declined invitations […]

Report: ICER’s International Push Signals Dedication to Improved HTA

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2sX37gZ on January 30, 2019 at 02:01PM The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) recently-announced global initiative to create new and improved value-based pricing strategies is a “clear signal of the internationalization and desire for harmonization of HTA,” according to a recent article published on Pharmaceutical Executive. […]

‘HEOR & RWE: Global Sourcing Strategies and Best Practices’ Webinar Now On-Demand!

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2MGFmmy on January 30, 2019 at 02:01PM Did you miss out on the real-world evidence and health economics and outcomes research webinar hosted by HealthEconomics.Com, Scientist.com and RTI Health Solutions last week? Now’s your chance to watch it on-demand at no cost to you! “HEOR & RWE: Global […]

Kidney exchange in Germany? It will need an amendment to the Transplantation Act

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2DIJ3W4 on January 30, 2019 at 01:09PM Axel Ockenfels points out that the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung has a recent piece on "Tauschen wir die Nieren?" ("Do we exchange kidneys?"). I can’t find it online, but here’s a picture: Google translate renders the opening paragraphs as follows: "Patients wait a long time […]

The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/2sVsuQr on January 30, 2019 at 12:01PM The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2019, The New York Times Company).  We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied success, to correct this problem. Yet we’ve usually focused on physician behavior, when there’s […]

Determinants of the Performance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinics in Taiwan

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2Wnjn8y on January 30, 2019 at 10:30AM Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Shun-Chiao Chang, Chi-Feng Lin, Ta-Chun Yeh, Chun-Wei Chang Abstract The study attempts to investigate the features and determinants of the performance of Taiwanese Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinics with data for 4,905 TCM […]

Does eating fruit and vegetables also reduce the longitudinal risk of depression and anxiety? A commentary on ‘Lettuce be happy’

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2SihydS on January 30, 2019 at 10:24AM Publication date: Available online 30 January 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Redzo Mujcic, Andrew J. Oswald Abstract This commentary provides evidence of a longitudinal connection between current diet and later mental health. We build upon a research study, Ocean, Howley, […]

Accepters, fence sitters, or rejecters: Moral profiles of vaccination attitudes

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Sii4Zm on January 30, 2019 at 10:24AM Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Isabel Rossen, Mark J. Hurlstone, Patrick D. Dunlop, Carmen Lawrence Abstract Rationale Childhood vaccination is a safe and effective way of reducing infectious diseases. Yet, public confidence in vaccination […]

Do children’s food choices go with the crowd? Effects of majority and minority peer cues shown within an audiovisual cartoon on children’s healthy food choice

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2HDJUeD on January 30, 2019 at 10:24AM Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Alice Binder, Brigitte Naderer, Jörg Matthes Abstract Rationale Studies show that the presentation of healthy foods within media does not lead to healthier food choices in children. A persuasive […]

Multi-contextual influences on adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the United States

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Sihmva on January 30, 2019 at 10:24AM Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Gabriela Ksinan Jiskrova, Alexander T. Vazsonyi Abstract Rationale Rates of adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States remain high. Norms and beliefs about sex and […]

The impact of integration on outpatient chemotherapy use and spending in Medicare

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2MGDWbu on January 30, 2019 at 01:13AM Abstract Hospital–physician integration has substantially grown in the United States for the past decade, particularly in certain medical specialties, such as oncology. Yet evidence is scarce on the relation between integration and outpatient specialty care use and spending. We analyzed the impact of oncologist […]

Coalition of Health Insurers Launch New Initiative

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2WuZb4D on January 29, 2019 at 03:15PM A new coalition of health insurers, in collaboration with PNC Bank and IBM, announced a new blockchain initiative aimed at boosting transparency and interoperability, FierceHealthcare reports. The group, which consists of Aetna, Anthem and Health Care Service Corporation, will look to […]

ISPOR’s Digital Initiatives Awarded Multiple AVA Digital Awards

from ISPOR News & Press Releases at http://bit.ly/2Tm0z7F on January 29, 2019 at 11:20AM ISPOR’s Website and HTA Central Site Recognized for Excellence Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—January 29, 2019—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), has been awarded multiple AVA Digital Awards in recognition of several digital campaigns. The AVA Digital Awards […]

Patient choice and provider competition – Quality enhancing drivers in primary care?

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2sSvDAv on January 29, 2019 at 10:24AM Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Sofie Vengberg, Mio Fredriksson, Ulrika Winblad Abstract Patient choice of provider and provider competition have been introduced with the claim that they would lead to improved quality. For this […]

Government doctor absenteeism and its effects on consumer demand in rural north India

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2sWhfqJ on January 29, 2019 at 08:12AM Abstract Government doctor absenteeism from their public posts is a sizable problem across developing economies. The consumer demand estimation for outpatient fever treatment presented in this paper investigates the interrelationship between government doctor absenteeism and the large informal healthcare sector. Using a counterfactual framework, […]

HEDS Short Course – An Introduction to using Social Media to Communicate Research

from Health Economics and Decision Science Blog @ ScHARR at http://bit.ly/2CNZ6QB on January 29, 2019 at 07:00AM An Introduction to using Social Media to Communicate Research1 day course:  Wednesday, 8th May 2019 Background The treadmill of academia is a relentless one: proposal, research, write, present and then hopefully publish before starting all over again, all […]

It’s a long walk: Lasting effects of maternity ward openings on labour market performance

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2RYs3UB on January 28, 2019 at 09:04PM Studies showing that large-scale public health interventions in early life have lasting economic consequences are still scarce and rarely disclose the mechanisms. Being born in a hospital versus having a traditional birth attendant at home represents the most common early life policy change worldwide. […]

The Effect of Superstition on Health: Evidence from the Taiwanese Ghost Month

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2RV2uUf on January 28, 2019 at 09:04PM Superstition is a widespread phenomenon. We empirically examine its impact on health-related behavior and health outcomes. We study the case of the Taiwanese Ghost Month. During this period, which is believed to increase the likelihood of bad outcomes, we observe substantial adaptions in health-related […]