Is Great Information Good Enough? Evidence from Physicians as Patients

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2YpXa9P on July 29, 2019 at 10:11AM Stemming from the belief that the key barrier to achieving high-quality and low-cost health care is the deficiency of information and medical knowledge among patients, an enormous number of health policies are focused on patient education. In this paper, we attempt to place an […]

Parent psychology and the decision to delay childhood vaccination

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2YbsgXj on July 29, 2019 at 10:52AM Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Timothy Callaghan, Matthew Motta, Steven Sylvester, Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Christine Crudo Blackburn Abstract Objective The study of vaccine hesitancy identifies parental decisions to delay childhood vaccinations as an important […]

New HTA publication – Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer: a systematic review and economic analysis

from Health Economics and Decision Science Blog @ ScHARR at http://bit.ly/2ZdMMDc on July 29, 2019 at 08:00AM HEDS Research Fellow Sue Harnan has led a study with significant implications for the treatment of breast cancer. The study found varying levels of accuracy in tests used to decide which breast cancer patients will benefit from chemotherapy. […]

Are economists dumb?

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2KdXMdH on July 29, 2019 at 07:40AM Maybe so according to Arnold Kling’s askblog, who argues that annuities are not very helpful for many people. Economists think that old people who do not annuitize their wealth are dumb. I decided a long time ago that it is the economists who are […]

Sperm selection

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/30Z9XS7 on July 28, 2019 at 01:11PM I’ve blogged before about selection of sperm donors, but here’s a story from the NY Times about the selection of sperm itself: Tinder for Sperm: Even in the Petri Dish, Looks and Athleticism Are PrizedWhat makes one sperm cell — a blob of DNA […]

The (in)visible health risks of climate change

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Gy5oGK on July 28, 2019 at 11:22AM Publication date: Available online 27 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Luke Parry, Claudia Radel, Susana B. Adamo, Nigel Clark, Miriam Counterman, Nadia Flores-Yeffal, Diego Pons, Paty Romero-Lankao, Jason Vargo Abstract This paper scrutinizes the assertion that knowledge gaps concerning […]

Failing Kidney Leads to $540K Bill

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2On9Gam on July 27, 2019 at 07:54PM After going to a hospital in Plains, Montana, trainer Sovereign Valentine discovered his kidney was failing, a diagnosis which would ultimately leave him with a $540,842 bill for dialysis. According to a Kaiser Health News report, Valentine’s insurer covered only $16,241 […]

Understanding how Local Authorities in England address obesity: a wider determinants of health perspective

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2OnfL6v on July 27, 2019 at 04:39PM Publication date: Available online 26 July 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): James Nobles, Alex Christensen, Matthew Butler, Duncan Radley, Katie Pickering, Joanna Saunders, Carol Weir, Pinki Sahota, Paul Gately Abstract Local government organisations (LAs) have a major role in the prevention and treatment of […]

Stroke Warning Information and Faster Treatment (SWIFT): Cost-Effectiveness of a Stroke Preparedness Intervention

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/32X8qOc on July 27, 2019 at 02:30PM Publication date: Available online 27 July 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Elizabeth R. Stevens, Eric Roberts, Heather Carman Kuczynski, Bernadette Boden-Albala Abstract Background Less than 25% of stroke patients arrive to an emergency department within the 3-hour treatment window. Objective We evaluated […]

Normative Profile of Health-Related Quality of Life for Hong Kong General Population Using Preference-Based Instrument EQ-5D-5L

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2Zeli0r on July 27, 2019 at 02:30PM Publication date: Available online 27 July 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Eliza Lai-yi Wong, Annie Wai-ling Cheung, Amy Yuen-kwan Wong, Richard Huan Xu, Juan M. Ramos-Goñi, Oliver Rivero-Arias Abstract Objectives To establish a normative profile of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for […]

Performance of the UKPDS Outcomes Model 2 for Predicting Death and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from a German Population-Based Cohort

from PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/2LKQxgc on July 27, 2019 at 03:12AM Abstract Background and Objective Accurate prediction of relevant outcomes is important for targeting therapies and to support health economic evaluations of healthcare interventions in patients with diabetes. The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) risk equations are some of the most frequently used risk equations. […]

Grassley Touts Drug Pricing Bill

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2ycWslt on July 26, 2019 at 10:41PM Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Thursday sought support for his key drug pricing proposal, saying that his plan would outmatch anything produced by President Donald Trump and Democrats, STAT reports. “Who knows what he’s going to do at the last minute,” […]

NICE to Review Guidance Development Protocol

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2K8lGa6 on July 26, 2019 at 07:10PM The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is planning to review how it develops guidance on prescription drugs, pharmaphorum reports. According to the report, NICE will cover a number of topics as part of its review, including uncertainty […]

Diagnosis: From classification to prediction

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Olb5hq on July 26, 2019 at 04:11PM Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): David Armstrong Abstract Over the last two decades diagnostic labels have increasingly been sub-divided based on molecular and genetic ‘signatures’. But this emphasis on disease sub-types defined in molecular […]

Getting what you deserve: How notions of deservingness feature in the experiences of employees with cancer

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/30Ws3Ej on July 26, 2019 at 04:11PM Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jen Remnant Abstract This article extends deservingness debates in social welfare to a new domain by exploring how deservingness features in the experiences of people who are in paid […]