Comparison of Definitions for Identifying Urgent Care Centers in Health Insurance Claims

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3x6RXFW on June 30, 2021 at 03:56PM Studies show increasing use of urgent care centers (UCCs) and there is interest in evaluating their potential for cost savings. Previous research provides limited information on generalizable methods of identifying urgent care centers and does not validate these methods. […]

Why are Patients in Need Not Getting Early Access to Life-Changing Medicines?

from OHE News at https://bit.ly/3wah7lI on June 30, 2021 at 02:09PM Early access schemes enable patients in exceptional need to access therapies that are not yet available through their health system. These schemes were not designed for single-administration therapies. In a report published today, OHE authors present key considerations for developing early access schemes for […]

Trends in Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Cable Television, United States, 2013–2018

from The Incidental Economist at https://bit.ly/3y5MHTa on June 30, 2021 at 01:07PM Elsa Pearson, MPH, is a senior policy analyst at Boston University School of Public Health. She tweets at @epearsonbusph. Alcohol advertising is pervasive in the US. From television to radio to billboards, we are bombarded with ads that promote drinking. What’s more, Americans, […]

Why are Patients in Need Not Getting Early Access to Life-Changing Medicines?

from News at https://bit.ly/3wah7lI on June 30, 2021 at 01:00PM Early access schemes enable patients in exceptional need to access therapies that are not yet available through their health system. These schemes were not designed for single-administration therapies. In a report published today, OHE authors present key considerations for developing early access schemes for single-administration […]

Emancipatory public health

from Econsalut at https://bit.ly/3y5bmas on June 30, 2021 at 08:59AM NEW PANDEMICS, OLD POLITICS. Two Hundred Years of War on Disease and its Alternatives Three selected paragraphs from the last chapter (the most interesting one):   Experts in infectious diseases had been worried about the radical uncertainties of a new pathogen. It turned out that the […]

Links

from Healthcare Economist at https://bit.ly/3dqBXXw on June 30, 2021 at 04:49AM Evaluating the robustness of CMS Hospital VBP measurement system. ICER’s gene therapy evaluations. Who are high-frequency hospital users? EHR and malpractice. What is Evio? Has in vivo gene editing come of age?

Transition paths towards better health outcomes in India: Optimizing the use of existing pooled government funds

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/3xhD4AA on June 29, 2021 at 04:56PM By Tarun Khanna, Nachiket Mor, Sandhya Venkateswaran We motivate this short piece by first reminding readers of India’s poor health outcomes and related vulnerability of her people to financial distress. The end-goal of universal health care is a multi-year journey, which will […]