Reliable and Valid Survey-Based Measures to Assess Quality of Care in Home-Based Serious Illness Programs

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/32vpC22 on January 25, 2022 at 06:22PM Background There is a pressing need for standardized measures to assess the quality of home-based serious illness care. Currently, there are no validated quality measures that are specific to home-based serious illness programs (SIPs) and the unique needs of […]

Insights Into Mixing Fentanyl and Benzodiazepines From Canadian Drug Seizures

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3o0oXNL on January 25, 2022 at 06:22PM In 2020, there were approximately 60,000 overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids in the US. Illegally produced fentanyl entered the heroin supply, but there are increasing reports of mixtures containing stimulants or nonopioids. Coingestion of opioids, especially highly potent fentanyls, […]

The Effect of State Policies on Rates of High-Risk Prescribing of an Initial Opioid Analgesic

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3H2OlKc on January 25, 2022 at 06:22PM Background Multiple state policies, such as prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and duration limits, have been implemented to decrease high-risk opioid prescribing. Studies demonstrate that many policies decrease certain opioid prescribing behaviors, but few examine their intended effects on […]

Societal Impact of Research Funding for Women’s Health in Rheumatoid Arthritis

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3nXxEse on January 25, 2022 at 06:22PM Women’s health has suffered from insufficient research addressing women. The research community has not widely embraced the value of this research, and the impact of limited knowledge about women’s health relative to men’s is far-reaching. Without information on the […]

Cost shifting catch up

from The Incidental Economist at https://bit.ly/3G1lkgG on January 25, 2022 at 01:05PM Looks like very 6-18 months or so I have enough fodder assembled to warrant a round up of cost shifting claims or takedowns. Here’s the latest: 1. Barack Obama in the New Yorker in November 2020: Unable to afford regular checkups and preventive […]

The Tests were a Test

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3fUs05t on January 25, 2022 at 12:05PM By KIM BELLARD Raise your hand if you’ve gone out shopping for home COVID tests, only to find empty shelves and signs apologizing for the lack of availability.  Raise your hand if you’ve been able to obtain one, but were surprised at […]

CCHE Friday Seminar Series: Demand for Domestic Help Services: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

from CCHE General Updates Archive Feed at https://bit.ly/3fTexuP on January 24, 2022 at 04:52PM We are pleased to welcome Maripier Isabelle this Friday January 28th. Canadian Centre for Health Economics View this email in your browser Dear All,   For this week’s CCHE Health Economics Series, we are pleased to welcome Maripier Isabelle this Friday […]

Vida Health Hires New Chief Medical Officer from Hims & Hers: A Sign ‘Scripts’ Are Coming Soon?

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/35d5Qt7 on January 24, 2022 at 04:32PM By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF Health Vida Health’s new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Carroll is bringing a very unique expertise to the chronic condition management startup’s C-suite: pharmacy. Pat just left virtual pharmacy co, Hims & Hers, where he helped take the […]

Precision medicine (2)

from Econsalut at https://bit.ly/3592tU0 on January 24, 2022 at 03:15PM Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being Introduction The Power of Precision Health 1 Chapter 1 The State of U.S. Health and Health Care Delivery 15 Chapter 2 There’s More to “Health” Than Health Care 33 Chapter 3 The Innovation […]