Associations between food environment typologies and body mass index: Evidence from Yorkshire, England

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2PtdXJR on August 31, 2019 at 03:06PM Publication date: Available online 31 August 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): M. Hobbs, M.,A. Green, E. Wilkins, K.E. Lamb, J. McKenna, C. Griffiths Abstract International research linking food outlets and body mass index (BMI) is largely cross-sectional, yielding inconsistent findings. […]

Predicting stable matches from the preferences of one side of the market: Haeringer and Iehlé in AEJ-Micro

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2ZwBXzH on August 31, 2019 at 01:04PM Two-Sided Matching with (Almost) One-Sided PreferencesBy Guillaume Haeringer and Vincent IehléAmerican Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2019, 11(3): 155–190. Abstract: "In a two-sided matching context we show how we can predict  stable matchings  by  considering  only  one  side’s  preferences  and  the  mutually  acceptable  pairs  of  agents.  […]

The marginal benefits of healthcare spending in the Netherlands: Estimating cost‐effectiveness thresholds using a translog production function

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2LcDkeL on August 31, 2019 at 09:09AM Abstract New technologies may displace existing, higher‐value care under a fixed budget. Countries aim to curtail adoption of low‐value technologies, for example, by installing cost‐effectiveness thresholds. Our objective is to estimate the opportunity cost of hospital care to identify a threshold value for the […]

Recruiting and retaining dental labor in federal facilities: Harder than pulling teeth?

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2ZLAlOE on August 31, 2019 at 09:09AM Abstract The U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) is a large publicly financed health system that has long struggled with provider shortages. Shortages may arise at the VA because it offers different compensation than private sector employment options or because of differences in the way that […]

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Work, Health, and Social Well-Being: Perspectives from the U.S. and Japan

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2UgwIit on August 30, 2019 at 04:12PM The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Work, Health, and Social Well-Being Perspectives from the U.S. and Japan zenzen/AdobeStock Date: October 10, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: RAND Corporation 4570 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA Complimentary parking at […]

Jansen Talks Bringing in Novel Elements into Value Assessment

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/32gWhTo on August 30, 2019 at 03:36PM Open-Source Value Project’s lead scientific adviser, Jeroen Jansen, in an interview with the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) recently discussed some of the challenges involved with introducing novel elements into value assessment. “Traditionally, a lot of the value assessment is […]

New Framework Addresses Affordability in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for HTA

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/34cpPmY on August 30, 2019 at 02:36PM A new framework published in Value in Health proposes a new framework that addresses affordability concerns regarding cost-effectiveness analysis in health technology assessment. The report was published in the August issue of the journal. “We have shown in this paper that […]

Transmitted trauma as badge of honor: Phenomenological accounts of Holocaust descendant resilient vulnerability

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2LegceG on August 30, 2019 at 02:36PM Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Carol A. Kidron, Dan M. Kotliar, Laurence J. Kirmayer Abstract This study explores the phenomenological experience of the transmitted trauma legacies of Jewish-Israeli Holocaust descendants and their self-perceived sense […]

The (Agri-)Cultural origins of obesity

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2Zsh0GP on August 30, 2019 at 02:36PM Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Evangelos V. Dioikitopoulos, Dimitrios Minos, Sotiris Vandoros Abstract Previous research has shown that societies that historically focused on agricultural production demonstrate higher levels of long-term orientation. This suggests that […]

Cost-Effectiveness of Drug-Eluting Stents in Elderly Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: The SENIOR Trial

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/2ZBJihh on August 30, 2019 at 01:42PM Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Julie Bulsei, Thibault Butel, Olivier Varenne, Stéphane Cook, Thomas Cuisset, Didier Carrié, Thomas Hovasse, Marie-Claude Morice, Peter R. Sinnaeve, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Georgios Sideris, Sasko Kedev, Philippe Garot, Rami El Mahmoud, Christian […]

Economic Evaluation of Systemic Treatments for Advanced Melanoma: A Systematic Review

from Value in Health at http://bit.ly/30N89fh on August 30, 2019 at 01:42PM Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019 Source: Value in Health Author(s): Claire Gorry, Laura McCullagh, Michael Barry Abstract Background Many high cost treatments for advanced melanoma have become available in recent years. National health technology assessment agencies have raised concerns regarding uncertainty […]

Kidney donor athlete: Steve

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/34gTwDt on August 30, 2019 at 01:40PM Kidney donors have to be in excellent health, and the site Kidney Donor Athletes celebrates some exceptional donors, particularly as they return to their physically active lives after donating a kidney. The recent entry Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Steve!,  is inspiring on multiple levels. It […]

Practice variation in long‐term care access and use: The role of the ability to pay

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2LaIW9n on August 30, 2019 at 10:24AM ABSTRACT Practice variation in publicly financed long‐term care (LTC) may be inefficient and inequitable, similarly to practice variation in the health care sector. Although most OECD countries spend an increasing share of their gross domestic product on LTC, it has received comparatively little attention […]

Subjective and objective quality and choice of hospital: Evidence from maternal care services in Germany

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2zAjeUY on August 30, 2019 at 10:15AM Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Daniel Avdic, Giuseppe Moscelli, Adam Pilny, Ieva Sriubaite Abstract We study patient choice of healthcare provider based on both objective and subjective quality measures in the context of maternal […]

Why don’t physicians follow evidence-based guidelines more often?

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/32btLT5 on August 30, 2019 at 07:52AM Many researchers complain that physicians often use treatments with little evidence to base these decisions. From off-label prescribing, to unstudied surgical procedures, physicians are often painted as cavalier practitioners who don’t read studies. For instance, Austin Frakt at Incidental Economist writes: The British Medical […]