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European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149432/ebola-in-the-netherlands-2014-2015-costs-of-preparedness-and-response
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Anita W M Suijkerbuijk, Corien M Swaan, Marie-Josee J Mangen, Johan J Polder, Aura Timen, Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
The recent epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) resulted in countries worldwide to prepare for the possibility of having an EVD patient. In this study, we estimate the costs of Ebola preparedness and response borne by the Dutch health system. An activity-based costing method was used, in which the cost of staff time spent in preparedness and response activities was calculated based on a time-recording system and interviews with key professionals at the healthcare organizations involved. In addition, the organizations provided cost information on patient days of hospitalization, laboratory tests, personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as the additional cleaning and disinfection required...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147814/health-care-service-utilization-of-documented-and-undocumented-hired-farmworkers-in-the-u-s
#2
Tianyuan Luo, Cesar L Escalante
This article analyzes issues related to U.S. hired farmworkers' utilization of health care services and their specific choices among health care provider and health bill payment method options. Using data from the National Agricultural Workers Surveys for the years 2000-2012, this article employs propensity score matching and probit estimation techniques to examine the health care utilization of hired farmworkers. This study's results indicate that undocumented hired farmworkers are 10.7 and 3% less likely to use U...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110223/the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-plant-sterol-or-stanol-enriched-functional-foods-as-a-primary-prevention-strategy-for-people-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-england-a-modeling-study
#3
Wei Yang, Heather Gage, Daniel Jackson, Monique Raats
This study appraises the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of consumption of plant sterol-enriched margarine-type spreads for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people with hypercholesterolemia in England, compared to a normal diet. A nested Markov model was employed using the perspective of the British National Health Service (NHS). Effectiveness outcomes were the 10-year CVD risk of individuals with mild (4-6 mmol/l) and high (above 6 mmol/l) cholesterol by gender and age groups (45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-85 years); CVD events avoided and QALY gains over 20 years...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29086087/how-can-dental-insurance-be-optimized
#4
EDITORIAL
Piet Calcoen, Wynand P M M van de Ven
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29086086/the-triple-challenge-of-mental-health
#5
EDITORIAL
Peter Zweifel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29086085/cost-utility-and-cost-effectiveness-of-physical-exercise-during-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#6
Hanna van Waart, Johanna M van Dongen, Wim H van Harten, Martijn M Stuiver, Rosalie Huijsmans, Jeannette A J H Hellendoorn-van Vreeswijk, Gabe S Sonke, Neil K Aaronson
INTRODUCTION: A home-based, low-intensity physical activity program (Onco-Move) and a supervised, moderate-to-high intensity, combined resistance and aerobic exercise program (OnTrack) have proven to be effective in maintaining physical fitness and reducing fatigue among breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy. This study evaluated the cost-utility and cost-effectiveness of Onco-Move and OnTrack. METHODS: A total of 230 patients were randomized to Onco-Move, OnTrack, or usual care (UC)...
October 30, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063465/are-cost-differences-between-specialist-and-general-hospitals-compensated-by-the-prospective-payment-system
#7
Francesco Longo, Luigi Siciliani, Andrew Street
Prospective payment systems fund hospitals based on a fixed-price regime that does not directly distinguish between specialist and general hospitals. We investigate whether current prospective payments in England compensate for differences in costs between specialist orthopaedic hospitals and trauma and orthopaedics departments in general hospitals. We employ reference cost data for a sample of hospitals providing services in the trauma and orthopaedics specialty. Our regression results suggest that specialist orthopaedic hospitals have on average 13% lower profit margins...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032482/the-use-of-budget-impact-analysis-in-the-economic-evaluation-of-new-medicines-in-australia-england-france-and-the-united-states-relationship-to-cost-effectiveness-analysis-and-methodological-challenges
#8
EDITORIAL
Salah Ghabri, Josephine Mauskopf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022120/experience-based-utility-and-own-health-state-valuation-for-a-health-state-classification-system-why-and-how-to-do-it
#9
John Brazier, Donna Rowen, Milad Karimi, Tessa Peasgood, Aki Tsuchiya, Julie Ratcliffe
In the estimation of population value sets for health state classification systems such as the EuroQOL five dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D), there is increasing interest in asking respondents to value their own health state, sometimes referred to as "experience-based utility values" or, more correctly, own rather than hypothetical health states. Own health state values differ to hypothetical health state values, and this may be attributable to many reasons. This paper critically examines whose values matter; why there is a difference between own and hypothetical values; how to measure own health state values; and why to use own health state values...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993950/competition-in-pharmaceuticals-more-product-than-price-oriented
#10
EDITORIAL
Livio Garattini, Anna Padula
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948436/mapping-health-related-quality-of-life-scores-from-fact-g-faact-and-facit-f-onto-preference-based-eq-5d-5l-utilities-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cachexia
#11
Michela Meregaglia, Ludovica Borsoi, John Cairns, Rosanna Tarricone
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurements from disease-specific tools cannot be directly used in economic evaluations. This study aimed to develop and validate mapping algorithms that predicted EuroQol 5-Dimensions 5-Levels (EQ-5D-5L) utilities from Functional Assessment of Anorexia-Cachexia Therapy (FAACT) and Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F) and their common component (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General-FACT-G) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer cachexia...
September 25, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932914/estimating-a-constant-wtp-for-a-qaly-a-mission-impossible
#12
Björn Sund, Mikael Svensson
Economic evaluations are an important input to decision-making and priority-setting in the health care sector. Measuring preferences for health improvements, as the demand-side value (willingness to pay) of gaining a quality-adjusted life year (QALY), is one relevant component in the interpretation of the results from health economic evaluations. Our article addresses whether willingness to pay for a QALY (WTP-Q) is sensitive to the size of the health differences and the probability for improvement. We use data from a contingent valuation survey based on 1400 respondents conducted in the spring of 2014...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871490/a-comparison-of-the-responsiveness-of-eq-5d-5l-and-the-qolie-31p-and-mapping-of-qolie-31p-to-eq-5d-5l-in-epilepsy
#13
Ben F M Wijnen, Iris Mosweu, Marian H J M Majoie, Leone Ridsdale, Reina J A de Kinderen, Silvia M A A Evers, Paul McCrone
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the responsiveness of and correlation between the EQ-5D-5L and the QOLIE-31P in patients with epilepsy, and develop a mapping function to predict EQ-5D-5L values based on the QOLIE-31P for use in economic evaluations. METHODS: The dataset was derived from two clinical trials, the ZMILE study in the Netherlands and the SMILE study in the UK. In both studies, patients' quality of life using the EQ-5D-5L and QOLIE-31P was measured at baseline and 12 months follow-up...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861629/predicting-medical-practices-using-various-risk-attitude-measures
#14
Sophie Massin, Antoine Nebout, Bruno Ventelou
This paper investigates the predictive power of several risk attitude measures on a series of medical practices. We elicit risk preferences on a sample of 1500 French general practitioners (GPs) using two different classes of tools: scales, which measure GPs' own perception of their willingness to take risks between 0 and 10; and lotteries, which require GPs to choose between a safe and a risky option in a series of hypothetical situations. In addition to a daily life risk scale that measures a general risk attitude, risk taking is measured in different domains for each tool: financial matters, GPs' own health, and patients' health...
August 31, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856487/determinants-of-health%C3%A2-care-costs-in-the-senior-elderly-age-comorbidity-impairment-or-proximity-to-death
#15
Nisha C Hazra, Caroline Rudisill, Martin C Gulliford
Ageing is assumed to be accompanied by greater health care expenditures but the association is also viewed as a 'red herring'. This study aimed to evaluate whether age is associated with health care costs in the senior elderly, using electronic health records for 98,220 participants aged 80 years and over registered with the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and linked Hospital Episode Statistics (2010-2014). Annual costs of health care utilization were estimated from a two-part model; multiple fractional polynomial models were employed to evaluate the non-linear association of age with predicted health care costs while also controlling for comorbidities, impairments, and death proximity...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382502/economic-evaluation-of-personalized-medicine-a-call-for-real-world-data
#16
EDITORIAL
Robert Terkola, Fernando Antoñanzas, Maarten Postma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224308/a-methodological-proposal-to-evaluate-the-cost-of-duration-moral-hazard-in-workplace-accident-insurance
#17
Ángel Martín-Román, Alfonso Moral
The cost of duration moral hazard in workplace accident insurance has been amply explored by North-American scholars. Given the current context of financial constraints in public accounts, and particularly in the Social Security system, we feel that the issue merits inquiry in the case of Spain. The present research posits a methodological proposal using the econometric technique of stochastic frontiers, which allows us to break down the duration of work-related leave into what we term "economic days" and "medical days"...
December 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008547/gender-specific-practice-styles-and-ambulatory-health-care-expenditures
#18
Boris Kaiser
This paper explores the role of physician gender in the expenditures for ambulatory care as a potential source of practice style variation. We exploit a large doctor-patient panel dataset based on insurance-claims data from Switzerland to estimate the effect of physician gender on health care expenditures. We find considerable heterogeneity across specialties. In primary care, female doctors are found to produce similar overall expenditures per visit as their male colleagues, but significantly smaller prescribing costs and significantly higher laboratory costs...
December 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990594/health-care-costs-of-borderline-personality-disorder-and-matched-controls-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-comparative-study-based-on-anonymized-claims-data
#19
Katharina Bode, Rolf Vogel, Jochen Walker, Christoph Kröger
BACKGROUND: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) pose a significant burden to the German health care system in terms of direct and indirect costs. The aim of this study was to determine the incremental costs that arise due to the treatment of patients with BPD, in relation to MDD patients adjusted for gender and age. METHODS: Insured persons who suffered from BPD (F60.3; N = 6599) or MDD (F32, F33; N = 26,396) in the year 2010 were identified from the German Health Risk Institute research database...
December 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942986/determinants-of-utilisation-differences-for-cancer-medicines-in-belgium-scotland-and-sweden
#20
Alessandra Ferrario
BACKGROUND: Little comparative evidence is available on utilisation of cancer medicines in different countries and its determinants. The aim of this study was to develop a statistical model to test the correlation between utilisation and possible determinants in selected European countries. METHODS: A sample of 31 medicines for cancer treatment that obtained EU-wide marketing authorisation between 2000 and 2012 was selected. Annual data on medicines' utilisation covering the in- and out-patient public sectors were obtained from national authorities between 2008 and 2013...
December 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
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