Immediate Changes Needed for Physicians to Stay in Business During the Pandemic

from The Health Care Blog at on March 31, 2020 at 10:47PM Practices cannot survive the COVID-19 cash flow crisis By JEFF LIVINGSTON, MD Will doctors be able to keep their practices open during the worst pandemic in our lifetime? Our country needs every available doctor in the country to fight the challenges of […]

Determination of the target population in early benefit assessments in Germany: challenges for non-small-cell lung cancer

from The European Journal of Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 09:21PM Abstract Objectives Dossiers submitted for early benefit assessments in Germany also provide information on the precise determination of the target population (patients eligible for a drug). The situation is complex for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) due to highly specific therapeutic […]

Group and Individual-level Change on Health-related Quality of Life in Chiropractic Patients With Chronic Low Back or Neck Pain

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on March 31, 2020 at 08:24PM Study Design A prospective observational study. Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate group-level and individual-level change in health-related quality of life among persons with chronic low back pain or neck pain receiving chiropractic care in the […]

School and Preparedness Officials’ Perspectives on Social Distancing Practices to Reduce Influenza Transmission During a Pandemic

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on March 31, 2020 at 08:24PM The objective of this qualitative study was to explore the perspectives of school and preparedness officials on the feasibility of implementing a range of social distancing practices to reduce influenza transmission during a pandemic. In the summer of 2017, […]

Using vignettes to assess the contribution of goal adjustment in the adaptation to chronic musculoskeletal pain

from Quality of Life Research at on March 31, 2020 at 07:24PM Abstract Purpose The quality of life of individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain partly depends on their capacity to adjust their personal goals. Vignettes have been rarely used to assess this ability. Therefore, this study aimed to test the relationships between vignettes assessing […]

Covid-19 and the long term health effects for front line care workers

from PSSRU at on March 31, 2020 at 07:00PM Dr Shereen Hussein has produced a paper for the International Long-Term Care Policy Network in relation to the effect on the well-being of care workers as a result of the current pandemic. To read the paper click on this link

R and Shiny for Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: Why and When? A Hypothetical Case Study

from PharmacoEconomics at on March 31, 2020 at 05:30PM Abstract Introduction Health economics models are typically built in Microsoft Excel® owing to its wide familiarity, accessibility and perceived transparency. However, given the increasingly rapid and analytically complex decision-making needs of both the pharmaceutical industry and the field of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), […]

Emergency Funding for Hospitals

from The Incidental Economist at on March 31, 2020 at 01:50PM Ciaran S. Phibbs, PhD is Associate Director of the Health Economics Resource Center at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The just passed CARES Act includes $100 billion to […]

Is 340B working?

from Healthcare Economist at on March 31, 2020 at 05:15AM I have written about the 340b program a number of times on this blog in the past (e.g., “The 340B Program: An Overview“, “340B Facts and Figures“). A new commentary by Thomas and Schulman (2020) in Health Services Research provides some additional information. For […]

CEO Health and Corporate Governance

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM Boards hire and fire CEOs based on imperfect information. Using comprehensive data on 28 cohorts in Sweden, we analyze the role of a potentially important unobserved attribute—CEO health—in corporate governance. We find CEOs are significantly healthier than the population and other highskill professionals, in […]

Biases in Survey Estimates of Neonatal Mortality: Results from a Validation Study in Urban Areas of Guinea-Bissau

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM Neonatal deaths (i.e., those occurring within 28 days of birth) account for close to half of all deaths among children under age 5 worldwide. In most low and middle-income countries, data on neonatal deaths come primarily from household surveys. We conducted a validation study […]

Policy response, social media and science journalism for the sustainability of the public health system amid COVID-19 outbreak: The Vietnam lessons

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM With the geographic proximity and high volume of trade with China, Vietnam was expected to have a high risk of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, to date [mid-March 2020], in comparison to attempts to containing the disease around the world, responses from Vietnam […]

Traffic, Air Pollution, and Distributional Impacts in Dar es Salaam : A Spatial Analysis with New Satellite Data

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM Air pollution from vehicular traffic is a major source of health damage in urban areas. The problems of urban traffic and pollution are essentially geographic, because their incidence and impacts depend on the spatial distribution of economic activities, households, and transport links. This paper […]

Long-Term Health Insurance: Theory Meets Evidence

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM To insure policyholders against contemporaneous health expenditure shocks and future reclassi-fication risk, long-term health insurance constitutes an alternative to community-rated short-term contracts with an individual mandate. Relying on unique claims panel data from a large private insurer in Germany, we study a real-world long-term […]

Le nouveau coronavirus chinois est-il un avatar d’un coronavirus génétiquement modifié pour fabriquer un vaccin curatif du SIDA ?

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM Usually common cold is not a danger, but a new strain of coronavirus is killing man species. Why? This virus could have not emerged spontaneously by natural mutations and wild strains recombinations, it is a genetic chimaera with artificial insertions modified genes, an engineered […]