Higher exposure, lower vulnerability? The curious case of education, gender discrimination, and Women’s health

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/39pplMX on December 28, 2019 at 03:09PM Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Matthew A. Andersson, Catherine E. Harnois Abstract Workplace gender discrimination persists in American society and women’s experiences of discrimination are linked to diminished mental and physical well-being. While higher […]

Mental health effects of long work hours, night and weekend work, and short rest periods

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2ZuPWUd on December 28, 2019 at 03:09PM Publication date: Available online 27 December 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Kaori Sato, Sachiko Kuroda, Hideo Owan Abstract Although the prior literature has examined the relationship between work schedule characteristics and worker mental health, establishing the causal effect of work […]

Health inequalities: Embodied evidence across biological layers

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2ZDVQT2 on December 28, 2019 at 03:09PM Publication date: Available online 27 December 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Paolo Vineis, Cyrille Delpierre, Raphaële Castagné, Giovanni Fiorito, Cathal McCrory, Mika Kivimaki, Silvia Stringhini, Cristian Carmeli, Michelle Kelly-Irving Abstract Rationale Socioeconomic disparities have been documented in major non-communicable diseases […]

A liver exchange in San Antonio, Texas

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2Mwexmf on December 28, 2019 at 12:56PM Here’s a story of a liver exchange in Texas, between an incompatible pair and a compatible pair. Living organ donors reunite with recipients at University Hospital "The hospital transplant teams paired the two living donors with two patients who needed transplants in April.…"Although D’Angelo […]

Applying an intersectional framework to understand syndemic conditions among young Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2tVcWjj on December 27, 2019 at 09:03PM Publication date: Available online 27 December 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Katherine G. Quinn Abstract Syndemic theory has been useful in illuminating the co-existence and reinforcing nature of multiple health and social conditions that contribute to HIV risk. However, little […]

Is there a relationship between welfare-state policies and suicide rates? Evidence from the U.S. states, 2000–2015

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2MyFzcI on December 27, 2019 at 09:03PM Publication date: Available online 26 December 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Simone Rambotti Abstract Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The rise in suicide rates is contributing to the recently observed decline in […]

Fertility Predicting Wearable Expanding into Birth Control, Menopause | Lea Von Bidder, Ava Science

from The Health Care Blog at http://bit.ly/2QnPtif on December 27, 2019 at 01:05PM BY JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Ava Science is a FemTech company best-known for their fertility-predicting wearable device that collects biometric data from a woman’s wrist in order to track ovulation. The device predicts fertility with 89% accuracy (according to published clinical trial […]

Socioeconomic differences in prescription drug supplemental coverage in Canada: A repeated cross-sectional study

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/360DfCN on December 27, 2019 at 01:19PM Publication date: Available online 26 December 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Elaine Xiaoyu Guo, Arthur Sweetman, G. Emmanuel Guindon Abstract Background Efforts to achieve universal healthcare coverage are fraught with challenges, not only in low- and middle-income countries but also in high-income ones. Canada, […]

iFuse Implant System for Treating Chronic Sacroiliac Joint Pain: A NICE Medical Technology Guidance

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2Q2xNKm on December 27, 2019 at 06:13AM Abstract Treatment and management of sacroiliac joint pain is often non-surgical, involving packages of care that can include analgesics, physiotherapy, corticosteroid injections and radiofrequency ablation. Surgical intervention is considered when patients no longer respond to conservative management. The iFuse Implant […]

The Impact of Physicians’ Working Hours on Inappropriate Use of Outpatient Medicine in a Tertiary Hospital in China

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/3612Taz on December 27, 2019 at 06:13AM Abstract Background Inappropriate prescribing is an important health system problem in China. Several studies have identified critical factors influencing prescription quality, but the impact of physicians’ working hours remains unknown. In China, tertiary hospitals face ever-increasing outpatient volumes. Physicians are […]

Measuring public preferences in France for potential consequences stemming from re-allocation of healthcare resources

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2SrEerO on December 26, 2019 at 02:51PM Publication date: Available online 26 December 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Nicolas Krucien, Sebastian Heidenreich, Amiram Gafni, Nathalie Pelletier-Fleury Abstract When deciding which new programme to implement and where the additional resources, if needed, will come from, the decision makers […]

Will Your Health Plan Tell You That It Can Save Your Life?

from The Health Care Blog at http://bit.ly/2QksMeP on December 26, 2019 at 02:01PM By MICHAEL MILLENSON At kitchen tables everywhere, ordinary Americans have been grappling with the arcane language of deductibles and co-pays as they’ve struggled to select a health insurance plan during “open enrollment” season. Unfortunately, critical information that could literally spell the difference between life […]

The controversy on HPV vaccination in Japan: Criticism of the ethical validity of the arguments for the suspension of the proactive recommendation

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/372opfk on December 26, 2019 at 12:49PM Publication date: Available online 26 December 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Taketoshi Okita, Aya Enzo, Yasuhiro Kadooka, Masashi Tanaka, Atsushi Asai Abstract The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was integrated into Japan’s national immunization program (NIP) in April 2013. However, numerous instances of serious adverse […]

In-Kind Incentives and Health Worker Performance: Experimental Evidence from El Salvador

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2EWaQ57 on December 26, 2019 at 12:19PM Publication date: Available online 26 December 2019 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Pedro Bernal, Sebastian Martinez Abstract We experimentally evaluated the effects of in-kind team incentives on health worker performance in El Salvador, with 38 out of 75 community health teams […]

Ethical algorithms like hammers?

from Econsalut at http://bit.ly/39g79VC on December 26, 2019 at 09:54AM Main messages: All decision-making—including that carried out by human beings—is ultimately algorithmic. The difference is that human decision-making is based on logic or behaviors that we struggle… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Effect of Malpractice Law on Physician Supply: Evidence from Negligence-Standard Reforms

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2PWOA1p on December 25, 2019 at 05:49PM Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Michael D. Frakes, Matthew B. Frank, Seth A. Seabury Abstract We explore whether the composition of the physician workforce is impacted by the clinical standards imposed on physicians under […]

Variation in the prescription drugs covered by health systems across high-income countries: a review of and recommendations for the academic literature

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2PTazpI on December 25, 2019 at 05:49PM Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Steven G. Morgan, Jamie R. Daw, Devon Greyson, Adrienne Shnier, Anne Holbrook, Joel Lexchin Abstract Background Because not all medicines are equally safe, effective, and affordable, health systems often use formularies to define […]

Doctoring at Christmas

from The Health Care Blog at http://bit.ly/376MmC5 on December 25, 2019 at 02:06PM By HANS DUVEFELT, MD I find myself thinking about how being a doctor has come to impact the Christmas Holiday for me over the years. I have written about working late and driving home in the snow and dark of Christmas Eve in northern […]