Panel Discusses Creative Financing Proposals

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2ytu1zO on July 31, 2019 at 06:03PM An expert panel during the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s (ISPOR) meeting in New Orleans discussed a number of innovative payment models for tackling some key cost hurdles involving new, transformative therapies. The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) in a […]

Impact of a Clinical Pharmacist Intervention on Medicine Costs in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in India

from PharmacoEconomics – Open at http://bit.ly/2K5Izw8 on July 31, 2019 at 03:37PM Abstract Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as India. Medicine costs are a key issue in LMICs, with typically high patient co-payments. In addition, pharmacists are underutilised […]

As Value Assessment Frameworks Evolve, Are They Finally Ready for Prime Time?

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2KhSSvU on July 31, 2019 at 01:52PM Publication date: Available online 30 July 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Robert W. Dubois, Kimberly Westrich Abstract Background Value assessment frameworks have emerged as tools to assist healthcare decision makers in the United States in assessing the relative value of healthcare services […]

Close relationships as a contributor to chronic pain pathogenesis: Predicting pain etiology and persistence

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2YvZfB7 on July 31, 2019 at 01:48PM Publication date: Available online 30 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Sarah B. Woods, Jacob B. Priest, Veronica Kuhn, Tara Signs Abstract Rationale. Chronic stress contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic pain. Yet, the role of close relationship stress in […]

Cuts without conflict: The use of political strategy in local health system retrenchment in Sweden

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2K4srLr on July 31, 2019 at 01:48PM Publication date: Available online 30 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Mio Fredriksson, Inga-Britt Gustafsson, Ulrika Winblad Abstract Disinvestment in health services is seen as challenging by decision-makers as the public usually reacts strongly to rationing and retrenchments. Drawing on […]

Mark Kleiman (1951-2019)

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2ZnOhPh on July 31, 2019 at 01:32PM From the NY Times:Mark Kleiman, Who Fought to Lift Ban on Marijuana, Dies at 68"Kelly Kleiman, his sister and only immediate survivor, said the cause was lymphoma and complications of a kidney transplant he received from her in April.…"Beginning in the mid-1980s, Professor Kleiman […]

Costing genome sequencing

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/2yrlVYC on July 31, 2019 at 11:36AM The complete costs of genome sequencing: a microcosting study in cancer and rare diseases from a single center in the United Kingdom The aspirational cost of sequencing a genome is $1000, but there… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full […]