The impact of ambient air pollution on hospital admissions

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2viwjjG on April 22, 2019 at 04:15PM Abstract Ambient air pollution is the environmental factor with the most significant impact on human health. Several epidemiological studies provide evidence for an association between ambient air pollution and human health. However, the recent economic literature has challenged the identification […]

The association of hospital competition with inpatient costs of stroke: Evidence from China

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2ITkGYN on April 22, 2019 at 01:39PM Publication date: Available online 21 April 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Liyong Lu, Jay Pan Abstract The main purpose of this article is to analyze the association between hospital competition and stroke inpatient costs. Stroke is selected as the representative […]

Cost Effectiveness of Treatments for Diabetic Retinopathy: A Systematic Literature Review

from PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/2ZmDC85 on April 22, 2019 at 07:18AM Abstract Background Diabetic retinopathy (DR) affects approximately one-third of people diagnosed with diabetes, can be sight-threatening, and generates significant human and economic burden. Over the last 2 decades, newer therapies have emerged, offering significant clinical benefits, however at a cost. Given the scarcity of available […]

A qualitative approach to examining health care access in rural South Africa

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2VWAT2Y on April 21, 2019 at 01:46PM Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Abigail H. Neely, Arunsrinivasan Ponshunmugam Abstract Using a combination of documentary analysis, a household survey, and in-depth interviews, we examine instances when people access healthcare outside of the standard, […]

Multi-criteria decision analysis for health technology assessment: addressing methodological challenges to improve the state of the art

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2VXsPyM on April 20, 2019 at 04:45PM Abstract Background Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) concepts, models and tools have been used increasingly in health technology assessment (HTA), with several studies pointing out practical and theoretical issues related to its use. This study provides a critical review of published […]

Lobbying by association: The case of autism and the controversy over packing therapy in France

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2UMETq3 on April 20, 2019 at 01:28PM Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Brigitte Chamak Abstract The controversy over packing therapy used in psychiatry was studied here to illustrate how leading associations can influence public health policies. The main French associations of […]