Peripheral neuropathy and depressive symptoms: examining the association in a primary health care setting among persons with and without diabetes mellitus

from Quality of Life Research at https://bit.ly/3fiofF3 on July 10, 2020 at 07:30AM Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to measure the association between peripheral neuropathy symptoms and depressive symptoms among a sample of patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). Methods Patients were administered the 15-item Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) and […]

Filling the psycho-social gap in the EQ-5D: the empirical support for four bolt-on dimensions

from Quality of Life Research at https://bit.ly/2AIF50M on July 9, 2020 at 09:00PM Abstract Purpose The EQ-5D is the most widely applied generic preference-based measure (GPBM) of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Much concern has been raised that its descriptive system is lacking psycho-social dimensions. A recent paper in this journal provided theoretical support for […]

“I realised it weren’t about spending the money. It’s about doing something together:” The role of money in a community empowerment initiative and the implications for health and wellbeing.

from Social Science & Medicine at https://bit.ly/2ZOanMi on July 9, 2020 at 03:37PM Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): A. Townsend, C. Abraham, A. Barnes, M. Collins, E. Halliday, S. Lewis, L. Orton, R. Ponsford, S. Salway, M. Whitehead, J. Popay

Eligibility or use? Disentangling the sources of horizontal inequity in home care receipt in the Netherlands

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/3iJf0zL on July 9, 2020 at 08:57AM Abstract We study horizontal inequity in home care use in the Netherlands, where a social insurance scheme aims to allocate long‐term care according to care needs. Whether the system reaches its goal depends not only on whether eligible individuals have equal access to care […]

Framing and signalling effects of taxes on sugary drinks: A discrete choice experiment among households in Great Britain

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2ZMhZyV on July 8, 2020 at 08:27AM Abstract Taxes on sugar‐sweetened beverages (SSBs) are in place in many countries to combat obesity with emerging evidence that these are effective in reducing purchases of SSBs. In this study, we tested whether signalling and framing the price increase from an SSB tax explicitly […]

Cash‐based maternal health interventions can improve childhood vaccination—Evidence from India

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2Z8rMA7 on July 8, 2020 at 08:27AM Abstract Childhood vaccination has lagged in countries like India, despite its demonstrated positive effects on health outcomes like infant mortality. At the same time, many conditional cash transfer programs have been effective in improving health outcomes. We estimate the effect of the world’s largest […]

Primary care competition and quality of care: Empirical evidence from Medicare

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2ZQoYXM on July 7, 2020 at 08:57AM Abstract In this paper, we explore the effects of primary care physician (PCP) practice competition on five distinct quality metrics directly tied to screening, follow‐up care, and prescribing behavior under Medicare Part B and D. Controlling for physician, practice, and area characteristics as well […]

Cost and effects of integrated care: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

from The European Journal of Health Economics at https://bit.ly/3f6coKi on July 6, 2020 at 07:22PM Abstract Background Health and care services are becoming increasingly strained and healthcare authorities worldwide are investing in integrated care in the hope of delivering higher-quality services while containing costs. The cost-effectiveness of integrated care, however, remains unclear. This systematic review […]

Assessing the impact of excluded attributes on choice in a discrete choice experiment using a follow‐up question

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/3iz4dbv on July 6, 2020 at 08:33AM ABSTRACT Health researchers design discrete choice experiments (DCEs) to elicit preferences over attributes that define treatments. A DCE can accommodate a limited number of attributes selected by researchers based on numerous factors (e.g., respondent comprehension, cognitive burden, and sample size). For situations where researchers […]

Activities of daily living, life orientation, and health-related quality of life among older people in nursing homes: a national cross-sectional study in China

from Quality of Life Research at https://bit.ly/3e4srGW on July 6, 2020 at 08:30AM Abstract Purpose This study aimed to explore the current status of activities of daily living (ADLs), life orientation, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among older people in nursing homes and to further examine the mediating role of life orientation in the […]

Health Preference Research in Europe: A Review of Its Use in Marketing Authorization, Reimbursement, and Pricing Decisions—Report of the ISPOR Stated Preference Research Special Interest Group

from Value in Health at https://bit.ly/38ukMRa on July 5, 2020 at 03:48PM Available online 5 July 2020 Health Preference Research in Europe: A Review of Its Use in Marketing Authorization, Reimbursement, and Pricing Decisions—Report of the ISPOR Stated Preference Research Special Interest Group Highlights • Health decisions involve value judgments, and decision makers are interested […]

Quantification of Trauma Center Access Using Geographical Information System–Based Technology

from Value in Health at https://bit.ly/3gpq2It on July 4, 2020 at 03:27PM Available online 4 July 2020 Quantification of Trauma Center Access Using Geographical Information System–Based Technology Highlights • The trade-off between centralization of care with sufficient hospital volumes on the one hand and better trauma center access in transport times and population coverage achieved […]

Trend in health-related quality of life and health utility and their decrements due to non-communicable diseases and risk factors: analysis of four population-based surveys between 1998 and 2015

from Quality of Life Research at https://bit.ly/3graVhT on July 4, 2020 at 11:24AM Abstract Purpose To revisit the population norms of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health utility for the Hong Kong general population, compare these scores over past health surveys, and assess the association of scores with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk […]

Patterns of racial/ethnic disparities in baseline health-related quality of life and relationship with overall survival in patients with colorectal cancer

from Quality of Life Research at https://bit.ly/38ouYKY on July 3, 2020 at 07:24AM Abstract Purpose Racial disparities are evident in colorectal cancer (CRC) prognosis with black patients experiencing worse outcomes than Hispanics and whites, yet mediators of these disparities are not fully known. The aim of this study is to identify variables that contribute to […]

Do public health activities pay for themselves? The effect of county‐level public health expenditures on county‐level public assistance medical care benefits in California

from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2AuE7oW on July 3, 2020 at 06:52AM Abstract This study estimates the effect of county‐level public health expenditures in reducing county‐level public assistance medical care benefits (public assistance medical care benefits is a measure compiled by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and includes Medicaid and other medical vendor payments). The […]