Public Health Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Non-live Adjuvanted Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Canadian Adults

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2FCLqua on June 28, 2019 at 04:55AM Abstract Objectives In Canada, incidences of herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) are increasing, posing a significant burden on the healthcare system. This study aimed to determine the public health impact and cost effectiveness of an adjuvanted recombinant zoster […]

Treatment Patterns, Overall Survival, and Total Healthcare Costs of Advanced Merkel Cell Carcinoma in the USA

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2Yhhr1V on June 28, 2019 at 04:55AM Abstract Background Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive type of cancer with poor outcomes. Objective To describe treatment patterns, overall survival, and healthcare costs associated with advanced MCC (aMCC) using data from Medicare enrollees who received an […]

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from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2X2VlPj on June 28, 2019 at 04:43AM Are Nordic countries moving to private health care? A checklist for value assessment of gene therapies. The importance of loss aversion. Problem first, not solution backward. Is LA the next Silicon Valley?

Healthy Vitality Age

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2X5vu9E on June 27, 2019 at 06:11PM Healthy Vitality Age, an extension of the updated Vitality Age Calculator, uses the Health Adjusted Life Expectancy to account for both mortality and morbidity while adjusting the life expectancy by the amount of time lived in suboptimal health.

Newly-Released Emails Shed More Light into Alleged Price-Fixing Scheme

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2LoR6LZ on June 27, 2019 at 02:23PM A new batch of emails made public by the Connecticut Attorney General’s office this week revealed how a lawyer for Heritage Pharmaceuticals attempted to coordinate with other drugmakers for a response to a Congressional inquiry, The Middletown Press reports. “In early […]

Can we move on?

from The Health Care Blog at http://bit.ly/2RD2Uv0 on June 27, 2019 at 01:49PM By CHADI NABHAN MD, MBA, FACP Every so often, my cynical self emerges from the dead. Maybe it’s a byproduct of social media, or from following Saurabh Jha, who pontificates about everything from Indian elections to the Brexit fiasco. Regardless, there are […]

Symptoms and Dietary Impact in Hypertriglyceridemia-Associated Pancreatitis: Development and Content Validity of Two New Measures

from PharmacoEconomics – Open at http://bit.ly/2RMtthD on June 27, 2019 at 01:39PM Abstract Background Severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) is a rare condition, complicated by episodes of acute pancreatitis (AP), which can cause pain and/or life-threatening multi-organ dysfunction. Currently, there are no disease-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures evaluating symptoms or dietary impact for this condition. Objective The […]

Migration intentions among physicians working in Polish hospitals – insights from survey research

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2NvOFKj on June 27, 2019 at 11:33AM Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Alicja Domagała, Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk Abstract Background Health workforce shortages could lead to burnout, excessive workload, dissatisfaction and consequently to migration. In Poland the exact scale of physician migration is unknown due to insufficient […]

Educational inequalities in disability linked to social security coverage among older individuals in five Latin American countries

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2ZW0b2T on June 27, 2019 at 11:19AM Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Philipp Hessel, Pieter Sayer, Carlos Ruimallo-Herl Abstract Although Latin American populations are ageing rapidly, many countries have important shortcomings in terms of access to social security coverage. Despite significant […]

Impact of China’s referral reform on the equity and spatial accessibility of healthcare resources: A case study of Beijing

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2FA5gWG on June 27, 2019 at 11:19AM Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Chen Lu, Zixiao Zhang, Xiuting Lan Abstract In 2015, the Chinese government implemented referral reform in its hierarchical medical system by adjusting the reimbursement rules of medical insurance, in […]

Nurse practitioner’s independent prescriptive authority and opioids abuse

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/31RppBf on June 27, 2019 at 09:27AM Abstract This paper investigates the impact of legislative changes allowing nurse practitioners to prescribe schedule II controlled substances independently. We find that this legal environment is associated with an increase in treatment admissions for opioid misuse and a decrease in opioid related mortality only […]

Did UberX reduce ambulance volume?

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2YpzTFy on June 27, 2019 at 09:27AM Abstract Ambulances are a vital part of emergency medical services. However, they come in single, high intervention form, which is at times unnecessary, resulting in excessive costs for patients and insurers. In this paper, we ask whether UberX’s entry into a city caused substitution […]