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Driss Berdaï, Florence Thomas-Delecourt, Karine Szwarcensztein
Early market access of health products is associated with a larger number of requests for information by the health authorities. Compared with these expectations, the growing expansion of health databases represents an opportunity for responding to questions raised by the authorities. The computerised nature of the health system provides numerous sources of data, and first and foremost medical/administrative databases such as the French National Inter-Scheme Health Insurance Information System (SNIIRAM) database...
December 30, 2017: Thérapie
Kadri Mägi, Marika Lepaste, Monika Szkultecka-Dębek
The aim of this article was to present a general overview of the health care system as well as pricing and reimbursement environment in Estonia. In Estonia the main stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector are the Ministry of Social Affairs, the State Agency of Medicine, and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. The national health insurance scheme is public, and approximately 95% of the population is covered by it. It is a social insurance, and universal and equal access to health care based on national health insurance is granted...
March 9, 2018: Value in Health Regional Issues
Anthony Kopatsis, Christine Wagner, Helen Costello, Nicholas Morin, Katherine Elizabeth Kopatsis, Mario Gomez
We sought to determine patterns of injury in our Latino trauma community targeting alcohol (EtOH) intoxication as an influential variable. With the information gained in our culturally specific and culturally sensitive trauma community, we can use the information to fine-tune our trauma preventive medicine programs. Trauma injuries are the third largest contributor to racial disparities in the United States. Alcohol is involved in approximately half of all trauma admissions to trauma centers around the country...
March 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Akihiko Ozaki, Morihito Takita, Tetsuya Tanimoto
Introduction Globally, laws and guidelines for managing conflict of interest are increasingly implemented to achieve transparency in financial ties between physicians and pharmaceutical and medical device industries, yet little information is available regarding the limitations of the current frameworks for disclosing these financial ties. Case In June 2017, the Capecitabine for Residual Cancer as Adjuvant Therapy (CREATE-X) trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In this study, which suggested the post-surgery addition of capecitabine would improve survival of high-risk breast cancer patients, the cost of capecitabine for off-label use was illegally claimed to the Japanese public health insurance system, rather than being covered by the research budget...
March 8, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Axel John, André Baumgart, Thomas Worst, Julia Heinzelbecker
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to calculate direct medical costs (DMC) during the first year of diagnosis and to evaluate the impact of guideline changes on treatment costs in clinical stage (CS) I testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) patients in a German healthcare system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthcare expenditures as DMC during the first year of diagnosis for 307 TGCT patients in CS I treated at our institution from 1987 to 2013 were calculated from the statutory health insurance perspective using patient level data...
March 7, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
Floortje B Moes, Eddy S Houwaart, Diana M J Delnoij, Klasien Horstman
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: This paper examines a remarkable dispute between Dutch insurers, hospitals, doctors, and patients about a set of quality indicators. In 2013, private insurers planned to drastically reform Dutch emergency care using quality indicators they had formulated drawing from clinical guidelines, RCTs, and systematic reviews. Insurers' plans caused much debate in the field of emergency care. As quality indicators have come to play a more central role in health care governance, the questions what constitutes good evidence for them, how they ought to be used, and who controls them have become politically and morally charged...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Pietro Bortoletto, Eduardo Hariton, Leslie V Farland, Randi H Goldman, Antonio R Gargiulo
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether reproductive endocrinologists and minimally invasive surgeons support uterine transplantation as a treatment option for absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: Web-based survey. PATIENTS(S): Physician members of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Shamsul Arifeen Khan Mamun, Rasheda Khanam, Mohammad Mafizur Rahman
BACKGROUND: The Government of Bangladesh has a National Healthcare Strategy 2012-2032 that reiterates a goal to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by the year 2032. To achieve the goal, the government has set up a strategy to reduce the share of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure from the current 64% of the total household healthcare costs to 32% at the national level. As the majority of the people live in the rural areas, and the rural people are generally poor, the success of the strategy relies predominantly on any type of pro-poor healthcare policy and strategy...
March 1, 2018: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Jason M Weissler, Brian L Chang, Martin J Carney, David Rengifo, Charles A Messa, David B Sarwer, Ivona Percec
The landscape of gender dysphoria has changed dramatically in recent years secondary to increased societal acceptance, legislative changes, and medical providers' increased awareness of the associated psychosocial burden associated with the diagnosis. National and global advocacy efforts, in conjunction with expanded third-party insurance coverage, have resulted in new health care opportunities for patients suffering from gender dysphoria. Delivering quality, streamlined health care to these patients requires a complex multidisciplinary approach, involving multiple medical and mental health disciplines, including plastic surgeons...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jianping Ren, Xianhong Huang, Tao Zhang, Xueyang Zhou, Chaojie Liu, Xiaodi Wang
The National essential medicines policy (NEMP) is promoted by the World Health Organization for affordable medicines that can meet the basic needs of communities. Patient acceptance is essential for achieving the policy goals of the NEMP. This study aimed to assess patient satisfaction with prescribed medicines in community health services under the NEMP context in China. A stratified random sampling strategy was adopted to select 1,037 participants in 40 community health centres from four provinces in China...
February 26, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
Darius N Lakdawalla, Jalpa A Doshi, Louis P Garrison, Charles E Phelps, Anirban Basu, Patricia M Danzon
The third section of our Special Task Force report identifies and defines a series of elements that warrant consideration in value assessments of medical technologies. We aim to broaden the view of what constitutes value in health care and to spur new research on incorporating additional elements of value into cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA). Twelve potential elements of value are considered. Four of them-quality-adjusted life-years, net costs, productivity, and adherence-improving factors-are conventionally included or considered in value assessments...
February 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Akiko Mizukami, Toshihiko Kaise, Georges Van Kriekinge
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is established as a necessary causal factor in several pathologies including cervical cancer (CC), which recorded over 11,000 new cases in 2011 in Japan. Nevertheless, cost burden data of human papillomavirus-related diseases in Japan are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate resource use and costs in women with HPV-related lesions. METHODS: A retrospective study using insurance claims databases was performed to assess the annual medical cost for suspected cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN)/CC, genital warts (GWs), CIN (all grades), and CC...
September 1, 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
Phillip Tseng, Robert S Kaplan, Barak D Richman, Mahek A Shah, Kevin A Schulman
Importance: Administrative costs in the US health care system are an important component of total health care spending, and a substantial proportion of these costs are attributable to billing and insurance-related activities. Objective: To examine and estimate the administrative costs associated with physician billing activities in a large academic health care system with a certified electronic health record system. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study used time-driven activity-based costing...
February 20, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Brian R Wood, Vanessa M McMahan, Kelly Naismith, Jonathan B Stockton, Lori A Delaney, Joanne D Stekler
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and prescribing practices among Washington State medical providers from diverse professional disciplines and practice types. METHODS: In May 2016, we administered an anonymous online survey to licensed medical practitioners who provide primary, longitudinal, walk-in, emergency, obstetric, gynecologic, sexually transmitted infection (STI), or family planning care. RESULTS: Of 735 eligible providers, 64...
January 4, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Tsair-Wei Chien, Yu Chang, Hsien-Yi Wang
Many researchers used National Health Insurance database to publish medical papers which are often retrospective, population-based, and cohort studies. However, the author's research domain and academic characteristics are still unclear.By searching the PubMed database (, we used the keyword of [Taiwan] and [National Health Insurance Research Database], then downloaded 2913 articles published from 1995 to 2017. Social network analysis (SNA), Gini coefficient, and Google Maps were applied to gather these data for visualizing: the most productive author; the pattern of coauthor collaboration teams; and the author's research domain denoted by abstract keywords and Pubmed MESH (medical subject heading) terms...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jing Sun, Cecile Jia Hu, Mark Stuntz, Hans Hogerzeil, Yuanli Liu
BACKGROUND: Despite recent reforms, distorting funding mechanisms and over-prescribing still maintain severe financial barriers to medicines access in China. Complicated and interrelated problems in the pharmaceutical sector require a common framework to be resolved as fragmented solutions do not work. We present a preliminary assessment of the impact of the national healthcare reforms on access to medicines, and propose policy recommendations for promoting universal access to medicines in China...
February 20, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Sabine Vogler, Roger H P F de Rooij
BACKGROUND: Despite potentially considerable implications for public health, the environment and public funds, medicine waste is an under-researched topic. This study aims to analyse medicines drawn from household garbage in Vienna (Austria) and to assess possible financial implications for public payers. METHODS: Four pharmaceutical waste samples collected by the Vienna Municipal Waste Department between April 2015 and January 2016 were investigated with regard to their content...
February 10, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Olga Golubnitschaja
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, with altogether about 70 million patients registered worldwide. These facts prompt us to reconsider currently applied concepts in overall glaucoma management. Innovative strategies of predictive, preventive and personalised medicine (PPPM) are expected to considerably improve disease prevention and personalised treatment. The comprehensive PPPM measures include the application of individualised patient profiles, "phenotyping", molecular characterisation of the pre-lesions and disease stages, innovative screening programs, patient stratification, early and predictive diagnosis, targeted prevention, and the creation of personalised treatment algorithms...
February 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Michael R Law, Lucy Cheng, Ashra Kolhatkar, Laurie J Goldsmith, Steven G Morgan, Anne M Holbrook, Irfan A Dhalla
BACKGROUND: Many Canadians face substantial out-of-pocket charges for prescription drugs. Prior work suggests that this causes some patients to not take their medications as prescribed; however, we have little understanding of whether charges for prescription medicines lead patients to forego basic needs or to use more health care services. Our study aimed to quantify the consequences of patient charges for medicines in Canada. METHODS: As part of the 2016 Canadian Community Health Survey, we designed and fielded cross-sectional questions to 28 091 Canadians regarding prescription drug affordability, consequent use of health care services and trade-offs with other expenditures...
February 5, 2018: CMAJ Open
Ha-Lim Jeon, Juhee Park, Euna Han, Dong-Sook Kim
Objective: To investigate the association between potentially inappropriate medicine (PIM) use, defined using the American Geriatric Society (AGS) 2012 Beers criteria, and the risk of hospitalization or emergency department (ED) visits in elderly patients, and to examine the most frequently used PIMs among patients with adverse outcomes. Design/Setting: This was a retrospective study using National Health Insurance claims data from 2010 to 2012. Intervention(s): Elderly patients who took PIMs are compared to those who were not taking PIMs...
February 1, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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