Systematic Literature Review of Economic Evaluations, Costs/Resource Use, and Quality of Life in Patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma

from PharmacoEconomics – Open at on September 30, 2020 at 12:07AM Abstract Background Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare and aggressive subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While treatment of patients with MCL and their outcomes are previously published, the availability of heath economics evidence is unclear. Objective The aim of this paper was to […]

Predictors of Health Utility in Relapsing–Remitting and Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Future Economic Models of Disease-Modifying Therapies

from PharmacoEconomics at on September 29, 2020 at 07:30PM Abstract Background Decision-analytic models used in economic evaluations of disease-modifying therapies for relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) have characterized disease progression and accrue quality-adjusted life-years from utility values based on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), the occurrence of relapses, and progression to secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis […]

Trying to Make AI Less Squirrelly

from The Health Care Blog at on September 29, 2020 at 04:13PM By KIM BELLARD You may have missed it, but the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) just announced its first annual Squirrel AI award winner: Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).   In fact, […]

Human infection challenge trial(s) for covid-19 vaccine likely to start in UK in January

from Market Design at on September 29, 2020 at 01:51PM  The Financial Times has the story: UK to test vaccines on volunteers deliberately infected with Covid-19–‘Human challenge trials’ intended to accelerate vaccine development programmes   by  Clive Cookson. "London is to host the world’s first Covid-19 human challenge trials — in which healthy volunteers are […]

A randomised online experimental study to compare responses to brief and extended surveys of health-related quality of life and psychosocial outcomes among women with breast cancer

from Quality of Life Research at on September 29, 2020 at 09:33AM Abstract Purpose Collecting patient-reported outcomes is important in informing the well-being of women with breast cancer. Consumer perceptions are important for successful implementation of monitoring systems, but are rarely formally assessed. We compared reactions to two different surveys (assessing psychosocial outcomes and/or […]