ACCESS Act Points the Way to a Post-HIPAA World

from The Health Care Blog at http://bit.ly/2JzS1HL on October 30, 2019 at 01:51PM By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD The Oct. 22 announcement starts with: “U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will introduce the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act, bipartisan legislation that will encourage market-based […]

FDA Releases Report on Drug Shortages

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2Pyd4y2 on October 30, 2019 at 12:04PM The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a report on drug shortages released Wednesday, Oct. 30, suggests “financially unattractive drugs” are most likely to experience shortages, MM&M reports. According to the report, the agency highlighted some key areas that could help […]

Another MCQ Test on the USMLE

from The Health Care Blog at http://bit.ly/2BRECq5 on October 29, 2019 at 05:49PM By BRYAN CARMODY, MD One of the most fun things about the USMLE pass/fail debate is that it’s accessible to everyone. Some controversies in medicine are discussed only by the initiated few – but if we’re talking USMLE, everyone can participate. Simultaneously, […]

The Road to the Alcohol Act 2018 in Finland: a conflict between public health objectives and neoliberal goals

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2MVNUrg on October 29, 2019 at 05:12PM Publication date: Available online 28 October 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Thomas Karlsson, Pia Mäkelä, Christoffer Tigerstedt, Ilmo Keskimäki Abstract Finnish alcohol policy has aimed for many years to mitigate alcohol-related harm by using high taxation and restrictions on the physical availability of alcohol. […]

Underemployment and psychological distress: Propensity score and fixed effects estimates from two large UK samples

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2qPs2W0 on October 29, 2019 at 02:39PM Publication date: Available online 29 October 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Victoria Mousteri, Michael Daly, Liam Delaney Abstract Background The share of workers who work part-time because full-time jobs are not available remains larger compared to the period prior to […]

Diagnosing uncertainty: The challenges of implementing medical screening programs for minority sub-populations in Canada

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2WnrXEN on October 29, 2019 at 02:39PM Publication date: Available online 28 October 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Mark Gaspar, Ron Rosenes, Ann N. Burchell, Troy Grennan, Irving Salit, Daniel Grace Abstract The social science literature on medical screening has documented a notable disjuncture between the promises […]

Culture moderates the link between perceived obligation and biological health risk: Evidence of culturally distinct pathways for positive health outcomes

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/3443VBo on October 29, 2019 at 02:39PM Publication date: Available online 28 October 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Andree Hartanto, Ivy Yee-Man Lau, Jose C. Yong Abstract Rationale Although perceived obligations to meet the expectations of family, friends, and society can be detrimental to physical health, much […]

Press Release: Proposed International Price Index Effectively Outsources Pharmaceutical Policy Decisions to Other Countries

from feed/http://bit.ly/1sYYZLQ at http://bit.ly/2MV7zYB on October 29, 2019 at 12:12PM New research by the Office of Health Economics (OHE) concludes the proposed International Price Index effectively outsources pharmaceutical policy decisions to countries that “give the government a central role” vs. the U.S.’ greater reliance on the private market. In an effort to cap the U.S…

Wellbeing Premium randomised controlled trial for small and medium-sized enterprises: Recruitment evaluation report

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2qPkdzz on October 29, 2019 at 12:03PM RAND Europe conducted a recruitment evaluation of SMEs to the Wellbeing Premium Programme run in the West Midlands. The overall study aims to establish whether SMES will improve the health and wellbeing offer in response to a financial incentive.

RAND Review

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2BTlKXG on October 29, 2019 at 12:03PM This issue spotlights research on veteran suicide; liability implications of driverless cars; and new approaches to improving the post-incarceration experience. The Giving column highlights a million-dollar gift to fund research on homeless veterans.

Press Release: Proposed International Price Index Effectively Outsources Pharmaceutical Policy Decisions to Other Countries

from News at http://bit.ly/2MV7zYB on October 29, 2019 at 10:46AM New research by the Office of Health Economics (OHE) concludes the proposed International Price Index effectively outsources pharmaceutical policy decisions to countries that “give the government a central role” vs. the U.S.’ greater reliance on the private market. In an effort to cap the U.S…

Press Release: Proposed International Price Index Effectively Outsources Pharmaceutical Policy Decisions to Other Countries

from OHE News at http://bit.ly/2MV7zYB on October 29, 2019 at 10:44AM New research by the Office of Health Economics (OHE) concludes the proposed International Price Index effectively outsources pharmaceutical policy decisions to countries that “give the government a central role” vs. the U.S.’ greater reliance on the private market. In an effort to cap the […]