Does genetics matter for disease-related stigma? The impact of genetic attribution on stigma associated with rheumatic heart disease in the Western Cape, South Africa

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/31yUecm on October 20, 2019 at 03:16PM Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Marlyn Faure, Olivia Matshabane, Patricia Marshall, Paul S. Appelbaum, Dan J. Stein, Mark E. Engel, Jantina de Vries Abstract Introduction A common concern in African genomic research is that […]

Barriers and facilitators of patient access to medical devices in Europe: A systematic literature review

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/35TPuSi on October 20, 2019 at 03:01PM Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019 Source: Health Policy Author(s): ACC Beck, VP Retèl, PA Bhairosing, MWM van den Brekel, WH van Harten ABSTRACT A large number of medical devices (MDs) is available in Europe. Procedures for market approval and reimbursement have been […]

PROMIS Global Health item nonresponse: is it better to impute missing item responses before computing T -scores?

from Quality of Life Research at http://bit.ly/35MFJFf on October 19, 2019 at 07:30PM Abstract Purpose Item response theory (IRT) scoring provides T-scores for physical and mental health subscales on the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Global Health questionnaire (PROMIS-GH) even when relevant items are skipped. We compared different item- and score-level imputation methods for estimating […]

‘When you think your neighbour’s cooking pot is better than yours’: A mixed-methods exploration of inequality and wellbeing in Ghana

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/2oMcFNG on October 19, 2019 at 02:57PM Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Joseph Kangmennaang, Bryan Smale, Susan J. Elliott Abstract Existing evidence suggests that rising inequality is detrimental to population wellbeing. However, the mediums through which inequality affects wellbeing in the […]

Spatial competition and quality: Evidence from the English family doctor market

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2VUeOTo on October 19, 2019 at 12:45PM Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Hugh Gravelle, Dan Liu, Carol Propper, Rita Santos Abstract We examine whether family doctor firms in England respond to local competition by increasing their quality. We measure quality in […]