Nutrition Studies Are Just Terrible

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/2OweIBi on July 30, 2019 at 04:44PM Nutrition studies are really, really bad a lot of the time. Sometimes researchers don’t do careful work, and the systems in place don’t always prevent weak research from being published. Add that to the fact that media outlets tend to overblow stories about […]

Electronic medical records and medical procedure choice: Evidence from cesarean sections

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2MoweEY on July 30, 2019 at 02:30PM Abstract This paper examines how hospital adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) impacts medical procedure choice in the context of cesarean section deliveries. It provides a unique contribution by tying the literature on EMR diffusion to the literature on the utilization of expensive medical […]

Estimators Used in Multisite Healthcare Costing Studies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Simulation Study

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2GAMdMD on July 30, 2019 at 11:43AM Publication date: Available online 30 July 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Emma Clarke-Deelder, Anna Vassall, Nicolas A. Menzies Abstract Background In low- and middle-income countries, multisite costing studies are increasingly used to estimate healthcare program costs. These studies have employed a variety […]

Incorporating Affordability Concerns Within Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Health Technology Assessment

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2Zq558w on July 30, 2019 at 11:43AM Publication date: Available online 30 July 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): James Lomas Abstract Background Recent policy developments and journal articles have emphasized a divergence: when interventions are found to be cost-effective but unaffordable. This apparent paradox reflects a conventional practice of […]

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Mobile Mammography Unit for Breast Cancer Screening to Reduce Geographic and Social Health Inequalities

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2GDIXjr on July 30, 2019 at 11:43AM Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Rémy De Mil, Elodie Guillaume, Ludivine Launay, Lydia Guittet, Olivier Dejardin, Véronique Bouvier, Annick Notari, Guy Launoy, Célia Berchi Abstract Background Breast cancer is the leading cancer in terms of incidence […]

Once covered, forever covered: The actuarial challenges of the Belgian private health insurance system

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2SQNfJl on July 30, 2019 at 11:40AM Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Hamza Hanbali, Hubert Claassens, Michel Denuit, Jan Dhaene, Julien Trufin Abstract The Belgian Law of 20 July 2007 has drastically changed the Belgian private health insurance sector by making individual contracts lifelong with […]

Cancer, chemotherapy, and HIV: Living with cancer amidst comorbidity in a South African township

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/331ZOWA on July 30, 2019 at 11:33AM Publication date: Available online 30 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Emily Mendenhall, Edna N. Bosire, Andrew Wooyoung Kim, Shane A. Norris Abstract Cancer is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa. In South Africa, where cancer detection, intervention, and care […]

The contribution of mental health and gender attitudes to intimate partner violence in the context of war and displacement: Evidence from a multi-informant couple survey in Iraq

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/312Vc0B on July 30, 2019 at 11:33AM Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Katharina Goessmann, Hawkar Ibrahim, Laura Bebra Saupe, Azad Ali Ismail, Frank Neuner Abstract Rationale Intimate partner violence is a prevalent issue in refugee and internally displaced populations in post-war […]

Congruent relations of neighbourhood social cohesion on depressive symptoms among older European adults: An East-West analysis

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Ke9gO6 on July 30, 2019 at 11:33AM Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Milagros Ruiz, Sofia Malyutina, Andrzej Pajak, Magdalena Kozela, Ruzena Kubinova, Martin Bobak Abstract Rationale Two gaps in the literature arise on the relationship between social cohesion and depressive disorders. […]

Health Insurance in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review of the Methods Used to Evaluate its Impact

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2yyTvMx on July 30, 2019 at 05:48AM Abstract We conducted a scoping review with the objective of synthesizing available literature and mapping what designs and methods have been used to evaluate health insurance reforms in sub-Saharan Africa. We systematically searched for scientific and grey literature in English […]

What Does Society Value About Cancer Medicines? A Discrete Choice Experiment in the Belgian Population

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2Mtj35F on July 30, 2019 at 05:48AM Abstract Background Debate on pricing and reimbursement of cancer medicines highlights the need to establish the value of cancer medicines. Objective This study aims to elicit the trade-offs in cancer medicine characteristics that the Belgian population is willing to make. […]

Intermountain Healthcare Launching Value-Based Care Company

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2YuJHl8 on July 30, 2019 at 01:11AM Intermountain Healthcare is preparing to launch a new value-based care company called Castell, according to a Managed Healthcare Executive report. The company, according to the report, will offer clients a new platform aimed at bolstering practices. “Intermountain has actively developed tools […]

McQeen Talks Cost Effectiveness

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2OBhaX8 on July 30, 2019 at 12:41AM University of Colorado’s R. Brett McQueen during a recent interview with the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) discussed why it’s necessary to consider numerous criteria when working to determine cost effectiveness. “Taking into account not only traditional criteria, such as […]

Clinerion, Dresden International University Partner on RWE, RWD Course

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2ymw0pD on July 29, 2019 at 10:40PM Dresden International University’s (DIU) Master’s Program in Clinical Research and Clinerion are partnering on a new real-world evidence and real-world data initiative as part of the university’s new course on real-world evidence generation. According to a press release, the collaboration will […]

Evaluating the impact of health reforms in the Netherlands: Assessing the impact of an alcohol ban on sexually transmitted infections in national surveillance data

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2K4ikoA on July 29, 2019 at 11:27AM Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): C. Den Daas, F. Van Aar, B.H.B. Van Benthem Abstract Background On 1 January 2014, the minimum age to buy alcohol increased (16 to 18 years), accompanied by a public awareness campaign (NIX18). Decreases […]