Resilience capacities of health systems: Accommodating the needs of Palestinian refugees from Syria

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2NXCeSh on October 22, 2018 at 10:48AM Publication date: Available online 21 October 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): M. Alameddine, Fouad M. Fouad, K. Diaconu, Z. Jamal, G. Lough, S. Witter, A. Ager Abstract Resilience is increasingly recognised as a key process mitigating the impact of shocks […]

Family Spillover Effects in Pediatric Cost-Utility Analyses

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2PMSnf4 on October 22, 2018 at 06:57AM Abstract Background Childhood illness can impose significant costs and health strains on family members, but these are not routinely captured by pediatric economic evaluations. This review investigated how family “spillover effects” related to costs and health outcomes are considered in […]

A Systematic Review of Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Issues and Challenges

from Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/2CX4eV3 on October 22, 2018 at 06:57AM Abstract Background Advanced heart failure (HF) can be treated conservatively or aggressively, with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and heart transplant (HT) being the most aggressive strategies. Objective The goal of this review was to identify, describe, critique and summarize […]

Pirfenidone for Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Evidence Review Group Perspective of a NICE Single Technology Appraisal

from PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/2CXoZQl on October 22, 2018 at 04:36AM Abstract The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidance on the use of pirfenidone (Esbriet®, Roche) for the treatment of mild to moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2013. NICE decided to review existing guidance following publication of an additional clinical trial, […]

Gendered mortality differentials over the rural-urban continuum: The analysis of census linked longitudinal data from England and Wales

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2ySCZ9P on October 21, 2018 at 03:31PM Publication date: Available online 21 October 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Rebecca Allan, Paul Williamson, Hill Kulu Abstract Background Previous research shows that mortality varies significantly by residential context; however, the nature of this variation is unclear. Some studies report […]

Advocacy coalition impacts on healthy public policy-oriented learning in Alberta, Canada (2009–2016): A difference-in-differences analysis

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2qadtsN on October 20, 2018 at 03:12PM Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Candace I.J. Nykiforuk, Jennifer Ann McGetrick, Kim D. Raine, T. Cameron Wild Abstract Since 2009, the [Blinded (Blinded)] has pursued policy, systems, and environmental change strategies engaging policy elites […]

Looking beyond the mean in grief trajectories: A prospective, population-based cohort study

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2NRNpMn on October 20, 2018 at 03:12PM JavaScript is disabled on your browser. Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page. Available online 19 October 2018 Looking beyond the mean in grief trajectories: A prospective, population-based cohort study Highlights • Grief reactions differ, and some individuals […]