Mendelian Randomization analysis of the causal effect of adiposity on hospital costs

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2tG1pVv on January 26, 2020 at 04:07PM Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020 Source: Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Padraig Dixon, William Hollingworth, Sean Harrison, Neil M. Davies, George Davey Smith Abstract Estimates of the marginal effect of measures of adiposity such as body mass index (BMI) on […]

Is there evidence of weathering among women seeking fertility treatments?: Evidence and insights

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/3aMu37R on January 26, 2020 at 12:12PM Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Katherine Tierney Abstract Racial disparities in outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are well-documented, and evidence of racial disparities in other forms of fertility treatments has also been observed. […]

The effects of DRGs-based payment compared with cost-based payment on inpatient healthcare utilization: A systematic review and meta-analysis

from Health Policy at http://bit.ly/3aIp1JJ on January 26, 2020 at 11:25AM Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020 Source: Health Policy Author(s): Zhaolin Meng, Wen Hui, Yuanyi Cai, Jiazhou Liu, Huazhang Wu Abstract Diagnosis related groups (DRGs)-based payment is increasingly used worldwide to control hospital costs instead of pre-existing cost-based payment, but the results of […]

Cash transfer programs have differential effects on health: A review of the literature from low and middle-income countries

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/36rJA9G on January 25, 2020 at 06:06PM Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jan E. Cooper, Tarik Benmarhnia, Alissa Koski, Nicholas B. King Abstract Background Cash transfer programs have grown increasingly popular and are now used as interventions to target a wide […]

Longitudinal associations of psychological resilience with mental health and functioning among military personnel: A meta-analysis of prospective studies

from Social Science & Medicine at http://bit.ly/36rC6Um on January 25, 2020 at 06:06PM Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020 Source: Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Erik van der Meulen, Peter G. van der Velden, Robbie C.M. van Aert, Marc J.P.M. van Veldhoven Abstract Background Military personnel are exposed to severe stressors across different stages […]

Early cost-utility analysis of tissue-engineered heart valves compared to bioprostheses in the aortic position in elderly patients

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/37roKc9 on January 25, 2020 at 05:12PM Abstract Objectives Aortic valve disease is the most frequent indication for heart valve replacement with the highest prevalence in elderly. Tissue-engineered heart valves (TEHV) are foreseen to have important advantages over currently used bioprosthetic heart valve substitutes, most importantly reducing […]